Incontinence is leaks or accidents of urine or fecal matter (even a small amount counts). Women are often too embarrassed to talk about it, even with their doctors. I hope I can give you some basic information and numbers so that you can understand what it looks like, just how common it is, and that with the right specialist and treatment, the vast majority of incontinence problems can resolve.
If you are experiencing pelvic floor problems, it can have a major impact on your way of life. And if you feel embarrassed bringing it up with a healthcare provider, please don’t feel embarrassed. Bring it up anyway. Remember that we healthcare providers are here because we want to help people. Often physical therapists who specialize in the pelvic floor became specialists in that field after struggling with pelvic floor issues themselves. Please don’t delay. Talk to your doctor or call a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor as soon as possible. You’ll be so glad you did.