What's your risk for urinary incontinence?

Answer the following questions to find out your risk for developing urinary incontinence:

Are you overweight?

Are you older than 65?

Are you female?

Have you experienced vaginal childbirth?

Have you had a condition that may have caused damage to the nerves affecting control of the bladder, such as stroke or diabetes?

Are you a smoker?

Have you had prostate problems?

Have you had a hysterectomy?

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Prenevin Govender completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2001. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists in 2009 and graduated with distinction for a Masters in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His special interests include laparoscopic, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery. He consults full-time at Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont.

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