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Taking Control: Non-surgical Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence in Women

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How do I decide?

Here are some issues a woman might consider when deciding about treatment options for UI. There may be other issues important to you that are not listed here. For each question, check the response that best describes how you feel. You can print your responses on the next page.

  1. If you experienced fewer UI episodes because of your treatment, but you were not able stop leaking urine completely, you would:
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  2. How would you feel if you had to go to your doctor's office for your UI treatment?
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  3. How do you feel about treating your UI by taking a pill every day?
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  4. How important is it to you to avoid the most common side effects of the medicines used to treat UI (dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and dry eyes)?
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  5. How do you feel about treating your UI by doing Kegel exercises 3 times a day for 5 minutes (15 minutes total) every day?
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