treatment of urge incontinence in females

Last reviewed 01/2018

If an acute urinary tract infection is suspected, take a urinary sample for culture and treat blindly with an antibiotic which would be appropriate for common organisms in your area e.g. trimethoprim.

If red or white cells persist in the urine after adequate antibiotic treatment, consider cystoscopy to rule out a bladder stone, tuberculosis or another irritative lesion.

A range of therapeutic modalities may be employed to control detrusor instability. These are discussed in the appropriate section.