In a recent study from the University of Michigan, only 1/3 of women who suffered from incontinence spoke to their doctor about it.* Most women didn’t speak up. Reasons varied. Many women said they weren’t comfortable discussing it. Or their doctor didn’t ask so they didn’t tell.
Why suffer in silence? It’s time to let go of what’s holding you back. Have the uncomfortable conversation. Prioritize yourself. Here’s how:
Make that appointment. Make a dedicated appointment with a healthcare professional to discuss bladder leaks. Sure, you could wait for your annual visit and discuss it then, but why delay? Get on a path to treatment now. If you’re interested in learning if Flyte can work for you, see one of the health care professionals who offers it.
Prepare. Oftentimes, the hardest part is bringing it up. Know that if you just get the words out, the conversation will likely ahem flow from there. Be prepared to describe your experience with bladder leaks – when they occur, how often. Write down your questions and concerns if that helps too.
Remember your medical team is there to help. You likely won’t say anything that would surprise them. They’ve likely heard it all before. Bladder leaks are very common and treatable.
*Citation: National Poll on Healthy Aging November 2018, http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/146144