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

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What should I ask my doctor?

You and your doctor should decide together which treatment is right for you.

It is important to tell your doctor what matters most to you. Check the statements or questions below that are most important to you so you can discuss them together. These items will also appear in the information summary at the end of this decision aid.

  1. Ask Questions
    Asking the right questions can help you and your doctor decide which option is right for you. Here are some questions you may want to ask:
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  2. Share Your Concerns
    It is okay to be concerned about the decisions you have to make because of your UI. Here are some examples of concerns you might have:
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  3. Share Your Preferences
    Here are some examples of things you might want to tell your doctor:
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About the Decision Aid

The information provided in this patient decision aid program is based on the research report Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness (2012), developed by researchers at the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center located in Minneapolis, MN. Investigators, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, reviewed 905 studies on non-surgical treatments for urinary incontinence in women, and a draft report was posted for review by clinicians, researchers, and experts. The final report, along with related products for this topic, is available here.

This patient decision aid will be updated when new reports on this topic become available.

View more information about the decision aid. (206KB, PDF file, PDF Viewer)

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