A study of 4,000 women by Kaiser Permanent which was funded by the National Institute of Health revealed that 1 in 3 women have problems with incontinence. Other research shows that 11% of women end up having surgery for a pelvic floor disorder. It is important to consult your doctor as the problem may be able to be rectified without surgery.
There may be medication that you can take and I am sure your doctor will advise you about the correct way to do pelvic floor exercises and hopefully the need for surgery will never arise. If you are one of the 11% who needs surgery there have been advances in this procedure which makes it much less invasive and can be done with laporoscopic surgery.
Incontinence is an embarrassing discomfort and is not something you should just 'put up with', so visit your doctor and start getting advice and treatment now. Remember, like everything else, early treatment is always the wisest option.