Questions For The Doctor

Questions For The Doctor

It’s often practical to prepare some questions before meeting with a doctor, physiotherapist, gynecologist or other healthcare professional about incontinence. Here is a list to consider.

  • What is the underlying issue that’s causing the incontinence? In other words, what type of incontinence is being experienced – stress, urge, etc?
  • What kind of tests might be required to confirm the prognosis?
  • Is it temporary?
  • Will it resolve on its own or will it require treatment?
  • Are there lifestyle changes could improve – or even eradicate – the issue?
  • Could pelvic floor muscle exercises help?
  • What treatments are suitable for the specific type of incontinence?
  • Are there any side effects from the treatment?