Urinary incontinence, otherwise known as the involuntary loss of urine, is a common problem for women especially after they have children or as they age. Severity can range from occasional leaks to not being able to perform daily activities due to urine loss.
There are several types of urinary incontinence, including stress, urge, mixed, overflow, and functional. In order to determine the type and treatment, we perform a comprehensive evaluation. We will take a detailed history and perform a directed physical exam. Urodynamic testing, where measurements are taken to evaluate the bladder’s function and efficiency, may also be required. Some urodynamic tests are simple and can be done in the office. More sophisticated testing may involve testing the electrical activity of the muscles while the bladder fills.
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