About Bladder Problems
If you lose urine when you don’t want to (involuntary leakage of urine), you are affected by Urinary Incontinence.
(also known as Stress Urinary Incontinence)
If coughing, laughing, sneezing and physical activity cause you to leak urine, you may suffer from Stress Incontinence. This type of bladder problem or urinary incontinence is common and is often related to physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Today, women have a much better chance of a permanent correction of Stress Urinary Incontinence than ever before.
Are You Always Rushing to the Bathroom?
If you lose urine for no apparent reason after suddenly feeling the urge to urinate, you may have Urge Incontinence. The leakage might vary from a few drops to complete bladder emptying. Many women find it difficult to determine when the urge will occur and when leakage will follow.
Mixed Incontinence is a bladder problem that is a combination of Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence. Many women don’t have pure Stress Incontinence or Urge Incontinence. Mixed Stress and Urge Incontinence is a common form of Urinary Incontinence. The leakage of urine is often somewhat larger in the case of Mixed Incontinence than in Stress Incontinence alone.
Bladder Problem Treatment Options
Dr. Wilkie and his team are dedicated to give you the most advanced and up to date available treatment options for bladder problems. Prior to any procedure, all patients are examined to ensure there are no underlying medical problems. A gynecological exam will be performed to assess what form of treatment is the right option for you and will follow with a discussion of risks and benefits.