Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse Evaluation
Urinary incontinence is a term used to describe the accidental release of urine that can occur when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or just can’t get to the bathroom fast enough.
There are two types of urinary incontinence – stress incontinence and urge incontinence. It is possible for patients to suffer from both.
The most common bladder control problem your gynecology doctor Chico treats is stress incontinence, which occurs when you sneeze, laugh, jog or do anything that puts pressure on your bladder. With stress incontinence, a small to medium amount of urine is discharged.
- When you feel a strong or frequent need to urinate, but you can’t reach the bathroom in time, your condition is referred to as urge incontinence. With this type of bladder control problem, a larger volume of urine is typically released.
Treatment of urinary incontinence is different for each patient. After Dr. Unterseher – your gynecology doctor Chico – identifies the type of urinary incontinence a patient is experiencing, he will prescribe treatment that may include a series of exercises; training of the bladder; medications; surgical procedures or a combination of these treatment options.
Symptoms of urinary incontinence vary from pelvic pressure and discomfort to backache accompanied by frequent urination. If symptoms arise that require surgery, a hysterectomy may be performed.
A pessary is a medical instrument that is used in the non-surgical treatment of numerous gynecological conditions. This tool is inserted into the vagina or rectum to support the vagina, uterus, bladder and rectum when the muscles and structures that support them have become too weak.
- Urodynamic tests help your gynecology doctor Chico review the functions of your bladder and urethra, and are usually performed to determine the causes of urinary incontinence in women. They are particularly important if surgery is being considered as an option.
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