Unfortunately, involuntary loss of urine is all too common. There are different types of incontinence and they include:
- Stress incontinence: Loss of urine when a woman laughs, coughs, or sneezes.
- Urge incontinence: Leakage of urine caused by overactive bladder.
- Mixed incontinence: a mix of both stress and urge incontinence
- Overflow incontinence: This is a steady loss of small amounts of urine when the bladder does not fully empty.
In order to diagnose incontinence, a thorough history is obtained as well as a gynecological exam. Treatments options vary according to your individual needs and may include medication, weight loss, treatment of chronic cough, physical therapy and surgery. If you are experiencing these problems, make an appointment with a provider at Women's Healthcare Partners today.