Urology Specialists of Ohio’s Incontinence Treatment
Many people are embarrassed by the idea of losing control of their bladder under any circumstance. The truth is, however, that as many as 30 million people in the US deal with urinary incontinence. If you struggle to control your bladder, you are not alone, and you are not without options.
At Urology Specialists of Ohio, we offer incontinence treatment to people of all ages dealing with a variety of bladder control issues. Don’t be ashamed. Get the help you need. Call us today at (937) 342-9260 or click the button below.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control, resulting in urine being released. This can range from a small amount of urine being released while laughing or sneezing to complete loss of urinary function. Despite what some may believe, urinary incontinence is not necessarily tied to age or gender.
Different types of urinary incontinence can affect both men and women of any age. The most common types of urinary incontinence are:
Stress Incontinence – loss of bladder control is associated with a physical action such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, exerting force, or even bending over. Childbirth can cause stress incontinence in women. Men may experience it after prostate surgery.
Urge Incontinence – a sudden, intense feeling of having to urinate followed by the loss of bladder control. Urge incontinence may stem from an infection, diabetes, or neurological disorders.
Overflow Incontinence – bladder never fully empties, resulting in dribbling afterwards.
Functional Incontinence – a mental or physical impairment (such as arthritis) prevents you from making it to the toilet in time.
Mixed Incontinence – a combination of multiple incontinence issues.
Whatever you are experiencing, we offer different incontinence treatments in the Springfield, Ohio area to help you take back control of your bladder.
Non-Surgical Management Options
Some of the causes of incontinence are temporary and easily reversible. Reversible causes include urinary tract infection, vaginal infection or irritation, medication, constipation and restricted mobility. However, in some cases, further medical intervention is necessary. Minimally invasive treatment options are those treatments that do not involve surgery and should be the first line of treatment for patients. However, they may also be used in conjunction with surgical therapy.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Electrical Stimulation during Biofeedback Therapy
Pelvic Relaxation Therapy
PTNS (percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation)
Surgical Management Options
Surgical options are only considered after a full evaluation. Typically, non-invasive techniques will be tried prior to proceeding to surgical options. The physician will need to identify the type of incontinent because the surgical options are designed to work specifically for each type of incontinence.
The most common surgical procedure that Urology Specialists performs to resolve stress incontinence is the Robotic Sacrocolpopexy. Surgical mesh is used to support the pelvic floor. This will allow all the pelvic organs to sit in a more natural position, which will decrease the amount of movement with coughing, sneezing and laughing.
Interstim Therapy is a neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. It is used to tread urge incontinence. The patient will go through a trial assessment where a temporary device is attached in an in-office procedure. Based on the outcome of the trial assessment the patient and physician may decide to proceed to a full implant, which is done under anesthesia at the hospital.
You don’t have to decide on a treatment right now. In fact, the best first step is to simply meet with a doctor. The doctors at Urology Specialists of Ohio are trained specifically in issues involving the bladder. With five offices in the Miami Valley area, we offer incontinence treatment beyond Springfield, Ohio.
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1164 E. Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503