Whether you suffer from stress incontinence (leakage when sneezing, coughing, or straining) or urge incontinence (the frequent need to urinate and leakage), or another type of problem, River City OBGYN offers diagnosis and treatment of urinary dysfunction problems and overactive bladder. Stress Incontinence is most often associated with weakened pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy, aging, or childbirth. This type of incontinence can usually be effectively treated in its early stages through pelvic floor exercises (Kegels), but more advanced cases require surgical intervention. Urethral slings are the most common surgical treatment using a special transvaginal tape (TVT), and usually only requires a few days of recovery time.
- Urge Incontinence:
- Also known as overactive bladder, this type of incontinence can often be due to lack of estrogen and/or weakened muscles and may be resolved through pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) and, in some cases, prescription medication.
- Mixed Incontinence:
- It is not uncommon for women to experience symptoms of incontinence related to more than one cause. We will work with you to find the right combination of treatments.
- Intrisic Sphincter Disorder:
- This condition is a loss of urine not associated with the urge to urinate, and can occur at times with just simple bodily movements. Generally a sling is required to correct this type of incontinence.
- Urodynamic Testing:
- Our nursing staff can performs thorough urodynamic testing to identify the exact type of incontinence you are experiencing. The physician will use these results to help prescribe the right course of treatment for you to restore normal urinary function.