Urinary Incontinence

November 17, 2021

Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate but common condition that many women will deal with in their lifetime. Dr. Bradley believes that approaching these symptoms in a wholistic manner can produce the best outcomes. Appropriate testing of the bladder is necessary to rule out pathology and provide information to lead to the next 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 the Pelican Health clinic to provide education, testing, 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 the leakage of urine with a pressure event: laugh, cough, sneeze, run, jump. For some, even going from sitting to standing can produce leakage. There are conservative options available for stress incontinence, all of which will be explained to you 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 sling is placed immediately under the urethra to support the tissue in times of stress.  

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