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Urinary Incontinence Specialist

WHASN Meadows

Obstetrics & Gynecology & General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV

Urinary incontinence is characterized by difficulty holding your urine in, even at times when there is no bathroom in your vicinity. At WHASN Meadows, which has multiple offices in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, skilled urogynecologists provide care for urinary incontinence from any cause. To schedule a urinary incontinence treatment consultation, call WHASN Meadows or book an appointment online today.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a complication that happens to many women after giving birth or as they get older and their pelvic muscles become weaker. There are other causes too, such as a physical or mental disability. 

Urinary incontinence causes difficulty holding in your urine. You might struggle to make it to a restroom in time, or you might dribble a little when laughing, coughing, or lifting heavy weights. No matter when it happens, an instance of urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and an inconvenience.

At WHASN Meadows, your providers go over your medical history and perform an examination in search of the cause of your urinary incontinence. Based on your diagnosis, they can treat the condition to reduce your symptoms. 

Which type of urinary incontinence do I have?

A few different types of urinary incontinence differ in what causes them and how they affect you. Your providers at WHASN Meadows can tell you more about:

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence happens when your pelvic floor muscles must withstand some pressure, like when you cough, sneeze, or lift something heavy. 

Urge incontinence

Urge incontinence causes you to have a sudden and intense urge to urinate, often at such a time that you can’t make it to the bathroom to relieve yourself. 

Overflow incontinence

Overflow incontinence causes you to constantly dribble urine because your bladder doesn’t fully empty when you urinate intentionally. 

Functional incontinence

Functional incontinence comes from an underlying physical or mental health condition that prevents you either from recognizing that you need to go or from making it to the restroom in time when the need arises. 

Mixed incontinence

Mixed incontinence is a combination of any two or more of the other types. 

What is the treatment for urinary incontinence?

Your providers at WHASN Meadows typically start treatment for urinary incontinence using conservative and nonsurgical approaches. There are numerous options, but often the best approach involves multiple treatments or procedures at the same time. 

A typical treatment plan for urinary incontinence may involve:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Bladder training
  • Bladder support devices
  • Medications

Surgery also helps with certain types of incontinence but is only recommended if you haven’t experienced results from less invasive techniques. 

To schedule a consultation for urinary incontinence treatment, call WHASN Meadows or book an appointment online today.