Urinary incontinence is a common condition that can affect men and women of all ages. There are a few different categories that incontinence can fall into. These include: Stress incontinence, Overflow Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, functional Incontinence, and Total Incontinence. No matter what type or how severe, our skilled urologists have a variety of treatment options that they can use to improve your quality of life.
Of the different categories, the most common we see is Stress Urinary Incontinence. This occurs mostly in women and is identified by leakage during activity or when pressure is applied to the bladder (including during pregnancy). This form of incontinence can be very minor or, in some cases, may severely impact quality of life.
To diagnose stress incontinence, a urologist will preform a physical exam along with various stress and function tests and typically require a urine sample. With the results of these tests, your provider will be able to determine the level of incontinence.
Treatment options for Stress Incontinence vary based on severity and may be as minor as prescribed pelvic floor exercises or may require minimally invasive surgical procedure. If you believe you suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence, schedule an appointment with one of our urology providers today.