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Common symptoms of urinary incontinence include:

  • Urine leakage when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
  • Sudden and intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine.
  • The need to urinate often, including throughout the night.
  • Frequent or constant dribbling of urine due to a bladder that doesn’t empty completely
  • A physical or mental impairment, such as severe arthritis, that keeps you from making it to  the toilet in time.
  • Experiencing more than one of the above symptoms.

Pelvic floor disorders can occur at various times in your life, including when the pelvis becomes weak over time as well as after childbirth. Some women experience prolapse, a condition where the uterus or vagina begins to fall down causing back ache, discomfort or bladder infection. When your symptoms become severe, or begin to affect your daily activities, it is important that you contact your Carle gynecologist or primary care provider to evaluate your condition with urodynamic studies offered in several offices. In addition, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help with urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders including:
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy services
  • Pessary fittings and management
  • DaVinci sacrocolpopexy

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