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Im a 77 year old female and have an incontenence problem.

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Im a 77 year old female and have an incontenence problem. Have tried the exercises but not satisfactory. What other treatment is recommended and will Medicare cover?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It depends on the cause.

Yes, medicare will cover almost all treatments.

You need to see a urologist for urodynamic studies.

Incontinence, for example, can be from spasm. There are medications and electronic devices for this.

It can be from overflow due to a bladder not emptying well...this would require surgical correction in some cases, or medications.

And so on.

It starts with the testing.

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