Urinary Incontinence

April 20, 2024

Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate but common condition that many women will deal with in their lifetime. Dr. Bradley believes that holistically approaching these symptoms can produce the best outcomes. Appropriate bladder testing is necessary to rule out pathology and provide information to lead to the following available options for treatment.

The two main types of urinary incontinence are Urge Incontinence and

Stress Incontinence. There are multiple conservative options for the treatment of both. Dr. Bradley works with the excellent providers at Pelican Health to provide education, testing and conservative treatment options. Urge incontinence is the leaking of urine associated with a rushed urgency to make it to the restroom. There can be different etiologies of this type of incontinence, most of which are well-treated with conservative options. This is where the providers at Pelican Health

clinic can be a tremendous source of education, information and treatment choices. 

Stress urinary incontinence is urine leakage with a pressure event: laughing, coughing, sneezing, running, jump. For some, even going from sitting to standing can produce leakage. There are conservative options for stress incontinence, which will be explained in detail. If conservative options don’t improve your quality of life enough, surgery may be an excellent option to stop symptoms and help you regain dryness and confidence. The most common type of surgery for incontinence is called a Single Incision Sling. In this surgery, the smallest amount of the sling is placed immediately under the urethra to support the tissue in times of stress.

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