Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA
Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX
Female urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing problem. At Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, the compassionate team of medical professionals has the expertise and experience to treat your condition. To schedule a visit for an evaluation and receive a personalized treatment plan, call the friendly office, or book an appointment online today.
Female Urinary Incontinence Q & A
What is female urinary incontinence?
When you leak urine or lose control of your bladder, you have urinary incontinence, which can interfere with your daily routine. This condition can cause you to find yourself needing to get to the restroom frequently or have wetting accidents, as well.
For various reasons, urinary incontinence affects twice as many women as it does men. Its symptoms can make you feel out of control and affect your quality of life. That’s why you should see the team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, if you suffer from this condition.
What are the symptoms of female urinary incontinence?
Depending on the severity of your incontinence, you might experience different symptoms types of symptoms, including:
This type of incontinence involves leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift a heavy object.
Urge incontinence happens when you have an involuntary loss of urine due to sudden contractions in your bladder.
Overflow incontinence occurs when your bladder doesn’t empty entirely, leaving you with a constant dribble of leaking urine.
You can experience stress and urge incontinence simultaneously, meaning you’re affected by having a mix of both types.
The team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, can treat any type of incontinence. Make an appointment to start getting your issue under control.
What causes female urinary incontinence?
Female urinary incontinence happens when your pelvic muscles that support your bladder get weak. As they lose their strength, your muscle control for releasing urine starts to decrease.
The onset of female urinary incontinence typically occurs as you get older, but weakness of these muscles can happen for other reasons, including:
- Urinary tract infection
- Injury to your pelvis
- Pelvic surgery
You can be confident that no matter what causes your urinary incontinence, the team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, can treat it effectively.
How is female urinary incontinence treated?
To help with your urinary incontinence, you should start with at-home solutions, including:
- Practicing kegel exercises
- Limiting your fluid intake, especially before sleeping
- Avoiding alcohol and caffeine
- Training your bladder with set times to visit the bathroom
- Quitting smoking
- Losing weight
- Eating foods high in fiber
Other conservative medical treatments might include electrical stimulation, medication, Botox® injections, or putting in a nerve stimulation implant. In more severe cases, you might need surgery.
You don’t have to suffer from female urinary incontinence anymore. Talk with your physician at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA about a personalized treatment plan. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online today.
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