This is how a woman tells about her problems:
‘It has something to do with modesty. You absolutely feel less feminine with this problem. It is very humiliating. Yes, it can feel so humiliating that you would not dream of asking for help – in spite of it being so bad.’
Only one in every four women with urinary incontinence has talked to the doctor about their problems. A lot of women feel it is a problem they have to live with, that it comes with age and that there is nothing to about it. However, far most with urinary incontinence can be helped. If you cannot solve the problem yourself, you should seek help with you general practitioner.
The doctor can in part look for the cause of the urinary incontinence and in part try to reduce your nuisances.