Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing condition where you unintentionally lose urine, leaking unexpectedly at the most inopportune times. It occurs more often in women, and while there are different types of urinary incontinence, as well as different causes, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are potential contributing factors. Too many people ignore the issue because of humiliation, but it’s actually very common and can be treated, as long as you’re open to discussing it with your doctor. Remember, you’re not alone.
Dr. Donald Jones and the Ozark OB/GYN staff in Poplar Bluff, Missouri believe it’s an honor to have your trust when dealing with this embarrassing problem. He’ll perform a full physical exam and discuss your past medical history in order to discover the specific cause of your urinary incontinence. Then Dr. Jones will suggest a full variety of treatments that best suit your individual, specific needs. Urinary incontinence doesn’t have to rule your life.
There are different types of urinary incontinence, and Dr. Jones may use several tests in order to determine which type you have. This can include the physical exam, ultrasound, a stress test for the bladder, and testing your urinary tract to see how everything is functioning. He may also recommend a urinalysis or even a cystoscopy, where a camera examines the bladder and urethra. The types of female urinary incontinence are:
First off, just know that this is very common and you’re not the only one suffering from the issue. Second, this condition can be effectively dealt with. When you come in to see us, we’ll do a full analysis and determine the best and most productive course of action. Treatment options include:
Please don’t be ashamed of your condition, as it’s more common than you think. It’s our mission at Ozark OB/GYN to help you with the most sensitive and personalized care. Get in touch with us and set an appointment by calling the office today.