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What You Need to Know About Feminine Leakage

Many women, especially those who have given birth, consider leakage (whether it's urine or stool) to be a normal part of aging. But according to Dr. Dena O'Leary, a urogynecologist at INTEGRIS, "it's not really normal, even though it is common."

Recently I On Your Health has focused attention on women's health issues that some might find hard to discuss, such as urinary tract infections and pelvic organ prolapse. Today's video with Dr. O'Leary examines female incontinence.

All three topics relate to something called the pelvic floor. This web of muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and nerves is at the bottom of the pelvic region, where it supports and stabilizes everything from the uterus and bladder to the rectum and hip joints. Keeping this organ, muscle and skeletal system healthy is essential for women of all ages.

Dr. O'Leary says although female incontinence is treatable in many cases "most women are very embarrassed by it so they never seek care." She continues, "But there is a lot you can do to treat it. You don't need to suffer in silence. You don't need to suffer at all." For more information, watch the video below.


Dr. Dena O’Leary, who is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, practices at INTEGRIS Women’s Health Edmond.

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What You Need to Know About Feminine Leakage

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Dr. Dena O'leary on Feminine Leakage

According to Dr. Dena O'Leary, a urogynecologist at INTEGRIS, Feminine leakage is not really normal, even though it is common.