Evaluation and medical management of female urinary incontinence
RAYMOND R. RACKLEY, MD
Dr. Rackley is an associate staff member in the Section of Voiding Dysfunction and Female Urology at the Cleveland Clinic.
RODNEY A. APPELL, MD, FACS
Dr. Appell is head of the Section of Voiding Dysfunction and Female Urology at the Cleveland Clinic.
Urinary incontinence should not be accepted as inevitable, and is not solely the province of urologic specialists. A thorough history and physical examination, performed by the primary care physician, is the cornerstone of evaluation. Most cases respond to behavioral and medical therapy.