Urinary Incontinence/Pelvic Floor Disorders
At various times in life, some women may experience involuntary loss of bladder control. Loss of bladder control can range from occasional leakage to severe, uncontrollable wetting
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 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 also occur throughout various times in life, including when the pelvis becomes weak over time and 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 symptoms become severe, or begin to affect your daily activities, it is important that you contact your Carle gynecologist or primary care provider to discuss your condition. We offer urodynamic studies here in our office that will help evaluate your condition. 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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