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Woman coughing with pelvic bone and bladder revealed. An inset shows an enlarged view of the bladder with weak pelvic floor muscles that allow urine to escape

View full-sized image Drawing of woman coughing with pelvic bone and bladder revealed. An inset shows an enlarged view of the bladder with weak pelvic floor muscles that allow urine to escape.
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Drawing of woman coughing with pelvic bone and bladder revealed. An inset shows an enlarged view of the bladder with weak pelvic floor muscles that allow urine to escape.

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Drawing of woman coughing with pelvic bone and bladder revealed. An inset shows an enlarged view of the bladder with weak pelvic floor muscles that allow urine to escape.

Caption

In stress incontinence, weak pelvic muscles can let urine escape when a cough or other action puts pressure on the bladder.

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