Incontinence (urine leakage) is a symptom with various underlying causes.
For correct treatment, see a urologist who can determine the underlying cause of the incontinence.
Incontinence is not a normal part of aging, but age may predispose people to factors that may cause it.
Surgery is not the only treatment for incontinence- in fact, usually this is not indicated. Most often, medication, exercises, or seeing a physical therapist who treats pelvic floor dysfunction can relieve the sysmtoms.