Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence, though common, can significantly impact your quality of life. Urinary incontinence is a condition characterized by the involuntary loss of urine, leading to leakage and discomfort. It can affect people of all ages and genders, although it is more common in women and older adults. Whether you’re experiencing stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or a combination of both, our experienced team is here to provide personalized care and effective solutions tailored to your needs.

Treatment Options

We offer a range of treatment options for urinary incontinence, including:

  1. Behavioral Therapy: Techniques such as pelvic floor exercises and bladder training can help strengthen your pelvic muscles and improve bladder control.

  2. Medications: Certain medications may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms and manage underlying causes of urinary incontinence.

  3. Other Procedures: In some cases, referral for procedures such as Botox injections or nerve stimulation may be recommended to help control bladder function.

  4. Minimally Invasive Surgical Intervention: In some instances, surgical procedures, such as a sling procedure, may be necessary to correct underlying issues contributing to urinary incontinence and restore bladder function.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: What are the common causes of urinary incontinence?

A: Urinary incontinence can be caused by various factors, including childbirth, hormonal changes, aging, obesity, certain medications, and neurological conditions.

Q: Is urinary incontinence a normal part of aging?

A: While urinary incontinence becomes more common with age, it is not considered a normal part of the aging process. With proper treatment, many individuals can effectively manage and improve their symptoms.

Q: How do I know which treatment option is right for me?

A: Your provider at SI OB/GYN will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your urinary incontinence and discuss treatment options based on your specific needs and preferences.

Q: Are these treatments covered by insurance?

A: Many urinary incontinence treatments are covered by insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your insurance plan. Our team will work with you to navigate insurance coverage and explore available options.

Q: Is urinary incontinence treatable?

A: Yes, urinary incontinence is treatable. With the right combination of lifestyle changes, therapies, and medical interventions, many individuals can significantly improve their symptoms and quality of life.