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Urinary Disorders

Urinary disorders affect millions of women in the US, but only a small percentage talk to their doctors about it.  It affects older, younger, and active women and can have an impact on your quality of life, emotional state, body image, and sexuality. 

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It can happen when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or jog. Or you may have a sudden need to go to the bathroom but can't get there in time.  For some people, urinary incontinence occurs only occasionally, temporarily or it may be only a little leakage from time to time.  Others may have a complete lack of control that persists over the long term.  There are several types of incontinence: 

Stress incontinence

Symptoms  Loss of urine with cough, laugh, lift and/or sneeze.
Treatment  Medication, behavioral therapy , physical therapy, or surgery

Urge incontinence or overactive bladder

Symptoms Uncontrolled bladder contractions, need to urinate often, having to go when you just went; triggers that make you go like when you hear running  water, or putting your key in the door 
Treatment  Behavioral modification, physical therapy, medications, and office procedures such as Botox injections or placement of nerve stimulators for most severe cases, surgery            

Neurogenic bladder

This is caused by neurological illness such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease or multiple Sclerosis.

Symptoms Urine loss
Treatment Physical therapy, medication, Botox, and nerve stimulation procedures                        

Nocturia

A recurrent need to urinate during night which disrupts your sleep.

Symptoms Urinating more than 2 times a night, urinary tract infections
Treatment  Physical therapy, medication, surgery (sling procedure)      

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region.

Symptoms  Urinary frequency, pain or pressure in and around the bladder, sexual dysfunction or pain with intercourse.  
Treatment Medication, physical therapy, electrical nerve stimulation   

We also treat bladder retention and elimination issues.