Types of Urinary Incontinence and Treatments
While there are many different types of incontinence, "stress" and "urge" are the two most common - comprising nearly 90% of all cases.
If coughing, sneezing, or other movements which put pressure on the bladder cause an involuntary loss of urine, you could be experiencing stress incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic muscles supporting the bladder begin to weaken and the bladder drops too low into the pelvis. This realignment prevents the muscles that typically stop urine flow from functioning properly, causing urine to leak during physical activities.
Urge incontinence, sometimes referred to as “overactive bladder,” results from bladder muscle contractions or bladder spasms which involuntarily force urine out before the bladder is filled. If you have urge incontinence, you may feel a sudden, intense urge to urinate, almost immediately before the loss of urine.
Other type of incontinence include: overflow, reflex, mixed, transient and functional. Whichever type you may be experiencing, there are treatments available to help you resume daily activities with fewer worries about maintaining bladder control.
We offer the latest in non-surgical Continence Therapy Program and surgical treatment options for female incontinence including:
For more information, contact:
The Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Center