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 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:
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
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
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 (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.