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Urinary incontinence is an extremely common issue, especially in women who are aging. However, if you’re struggling to stay clean and facing social stigma, there are plenty of treatment options available for you.
At the Advanced Women’s Health Institute, we have the expertise to offer you a variety of options for treating urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you.
If you need relief from urinary incontinence, schedule an appointment with us today.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine, which becomes a social and hygienic problem. A few common types of incontinence we see include:
Stress incontinence can be caused by:
Urge urinary incontinence can be caused by:
Pelvic prolapse may or may not be associated with incontinence.
Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is placed on the bladder. Urge incontinence is associated with a sudden urge to go to the bathroom, followed by involuntary leakage. Women can have both stress and urge incontinence, called mixed incontinence. Frequent urination is common in both forms of incontinence.
There are several steps involved in diagnosing urinary incontinence. These include:
Despite the social stigma associated with bladder control, urinary incontinence is an extremely common problem, especially in women. Urinary incontinence affects:
When women have incontinence, about 40-50% have stress incontinence, 10-20% have urge incontinence and 30-40% have mixed incontinence.
Nonsurgical management options for incontinence include:
Surgical management options may be best for those with vaginal prolapse. These options include: