Whether you suffer from stress incontinence (leakage when sneezing, coughing, or straining) or urge incontinence (the frequent need to urinate and leakage), or another type of problem, Garcia OB/GYN Associates offers diagnosis and treatment of urinary dysfunction problems and overactive bladder. Stress Incontinence: Most often associated with weakened pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy, aging, or childbirth, this type of incontinence can usually be effectively treated in its early stages through pelvic floor exercises (Kegels). More advanced cases can often benefit from a minimally invasive outpatient surgery. Urethral slings are the most common surgical treatment using a special type of mesh that is not in question by the FDA, and requiring only a few days of recovery time.
- Urge Incontinence:
- Also known as â€œoveractive bladder,â€ this type ofÂ incontinence can often be due to lack of estrogen and/or weakenedÂ muscles and may be resolved through pelvic floor exercises (Kegels)Â and, in some cases, prescription medication.
- Mixed Incontinence:
- It is not uncommon for women to experienceÂ symptoms of incontinence related to more than one cause. We willÂ work with you to find the right combination of solutions.
- Intrisic Sphincter Disorder:
- This condition is a loss of urineÂ not associated with the urge to urinate, and can occur atÂ times with just simple bodily movements. Generally a slingÂ is required to correct this type of incontinence.
- Urodynamic Testing:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs),Â sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and other infectionsÂ can sometimes cause or contribute to incontinence. If any ofÂ these are suspected as the reason behind your incontinenceÂ problems our office performs thorough urodynamic testing toÂ identify the problem and then prescribe the right course ofÂ treatment to eliminate the infection and/or restore normalÂ urinary function.