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Myths associated with urinary incontinence

As a practicing urologist who is double board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, I see a lot of patients with urinary incontinence. And while it is extremely common, many myths surround the topic. Sadly, even though more patients in the U.S. suffer from overactive bladder than diabetes, there is very little education surrounding incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders.

One common misconception I hear is "you have to drink eight glasses of water." Says who? Was it your doctor? Maybe. There are a few medical conditions where you need to drink extra...

 

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