Frequently Asked Questions about Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects 30 to 50 percent of women and it can be caused by pregnancy, vaginal delivery, surgery, radiation, or injury. If you are experiencing leakage, you should definitely contact our offices for evaluation because a routine gynecologic evaluation can often help determine its cause and treatment.

We have the most advanced urodynamic diagnostic equipment available to evaluate the bladder. Sometimes, the urine leakage is related to other minor problems that can be treated with medication. Pregnancy-related urinary leakage is caused by changing in the bladder’s position due to the stress on the pelvic structures from delivery. Due to the process of childbirth, the bladder tends to drop down further into the pelvis and as the bladder drops, urinary control worsens. The most common symptoms of urine loss related to poor support are leakage with coughing, sneezing, laughing or any activity that increases pressure within the abdomen.

Whereas sometimes medications and lifestyle changes can help improve leakage, for some women a minor procedure such as the new mid-urethral sling can provide long-term relief of urinary incontinence with minimal risk and a quick return to your normal lifestyle. If you have been dealing with urinary leakage, you needn’t to suffer from the unpleasant symptoms any more. Our physicians are skilled in the latest procedures to improve urinary incontinence. Call today.