Incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing, and if it’s affecting your quality of life, the highly talented multidisciplinary obstetrics and gynecology team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare can help. Serving the populations of Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia, the team members offer a range of treatments for incontinence that can help you regain control and confidence. Call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.
Incontinence is the inability to retain urine until you’re ready to empty your bladder, leading to leakage, or in some cases, full voiding of the bladder.
There are two main types of incontinence:
Stress incontinence occurs when there’s pressure on the pelvic region, such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
Urgency incontinence occurs when you suddenly need to pass urine and find it hard to keep it in. As a result, you may find you leak urine before you reach the bathroom.
There are a number of possible causes for urinary incontinence, including:
Women who gave birth vaginally often experience incontinence as a result of the stretching of pelvic muscles during childbirth. Menopause can also increase the likelihood of developing incontinence.
When you visit Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare, your provider looks at your medical history and talks through your symptoms with you, then carries out a physical exam.
You may also need to undergo urinalysis and other tests, such as:
If there’s a clear cause for the incontinence, your provider prescribes treatment to resolve the problem. For example, if the incontinence is due to a UTI, then treating the infection should cure the incontinence.
Other cases may require a combination of treatments, such as:
Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare provides an expert program of pelvic floor exercises with Innovative Healthcare Systems LLC that helps to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor and reduces incontinence.
Surgery may be necessary when other treatments don’t provide relief from incontinence. Surgical options include:
Whatever the cause of your incontinence, the team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare can help you regain control, so call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.