Urinary Incontinence (UI) in Women

Rebecca Simon, MD, Thomas Jefferson University

Presentation: 44:45



  • Epidemiology: scope of the problem
  • Urination: how does it happen
  • Types of urinary incontinence: the differential (stress, urge, mixed, overflow incontinence, reversible causes of incontinence)
  • History, physical, office evaluation to help secure diagnosis
  • Stepwise approach to management and treatment (behavioral modification, medications)


  • The learner will realize that the majority of their female patients suffer with incontinence
  • Develop system for history and physical based on the differential diagnosis of incontinence
  • Feel comfortable counseling patients on lifestyle changes to help with incontinence
  • Learn the medications and when to use them
  • Know when to refer to urology or urogynecology and which specialty might be more beneficial based on the patient's diagnosis