Loss of bladder control, called urinary incontinence, is embarrassing, frustrating, and gets in the way of activities you love. At Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC in Johns Creek of Suwanee, Georgia, Lindsay Killingsworth, MD, and Courtney Middleton, MD, evaluate and treat urinary incontinence so you can feel confident and free again. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can get treatment for urinary incontinence, whether it’s mild, moderate, or severe.
Urinary incontinence can show up in different ways. Each is frustrating and life-altering. They include:
When you pee because of pressure exerted on your bladder, such as during exercise, laughing, or sneezing, it’s known as stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence involves the sudden urge to urinate that is intense and sometimes uncontrollable.
It’s possible to experience a combination of the two types of incontinence, as well.
If you have any of the following, it’s worth having your symptoms investigated:
Talk to the doctors at Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC if symptoms of urinary incontinence interfere with your day-to-day activity.
Temporary urinary incontinence may happen during a UTI or due to overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol. These cases are frustrating but resolve on their own or with medications or dietary modifications. If you experience incontinence often, it’s considered chronic and deserves medical evaluation.
Causes of chronic urinary incontinence include:
Treatment can help with urinary incontinence due to any of these issues.
You have many options when it comes to treating urinary incontinence. The doctors develop a treatment plan according to your health needs and the cause of your condition.
Conservative treatments include changes to your diet and physical therapy exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. You may also plan the timing of bathroom visits.
If these don’t help or you have severe symptoms of urinary incontinence, the doctors may recommend a pessary. This device is a firm, removable ring that’s inserted into your vagina to support your pelvic floor muscles and bladder.
A urethral insert may also help with stress incontinence. This disposable device is inserted, by you, before stressful activities, such as exercise, to help with leakage.
If you have urinary incontinence, consult the doctors at Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC for relief. Call the office or schedule online today.