When are absorbent products indicated in the treatment of urinary incontinence treatment?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Absorbent products may be used temporarily until a definitive treatment has a chance to work, in patients awaiting surgery, or long-term under the following circumstances:

  • Persistent incontinence despite all appropriate treatments

  • Inability to participate in behavioral programs, due to illness or disability

  • Presence of an incontinence disorder that cannot be helped by medications

  • Presence of an incontinence disorder that cannot be corrected by surgery


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