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Leaking a little urine: It’s not just a female problem

October 1, 2022

Urge, stress, and overflow incontinence can be devastating for men. Treatment can help them get their lives back.

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We all run the risk of leaking urine as we get older. Both sexes can experience leakage with a laugh or cough, or find themselves with a sudden urge to use to the bathroom.

The problem — urinary incontinence — is twice as common in women as it is in men. Yet men seem to have a harder time coping with it. Studies suggest men with incontinence are less likely to seek treatment for it, and are more likely than women to be depressed or avoid social activities because of incontinence.

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