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Female Incontinence

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYNs located in New Albany, MS

Female incontinence, which includes overactive bladder, affects a surprising number of women. If you’re struggling with accidents, or you leak a little urine when you laugh too hard, the compassionate team of board-certified OB/GYNs at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology can help. Schedule your female incontinence evaluation at this New Albany, Mississippi, women’s health clinic by clicking on the online booking feature. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.

Female Incontinence Q & A

What causes female incontinence?

Involuntary loss of urine, whether it’s occasional or a daily occurrence, can be uncomfortable and, of course, embarrassing. If you’re experiencing female incontinence issues, it could be caused by or related to:

  • Obesity 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Perimenopause and menopause
  • Chronic conditions, including diabetes and multiple sclerosis

If you’ve had a previous gynecological surgery, such as a hysterectomy, you may have damaged pelvic floor muscles, which can contribute to incontinence. 

When should I see a doctor for female incontinence?

No matter what’s causing your incontinence issues, or how minor your symptoms may seem, you don’t have to live with bladder leakage. The expert providers at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology encourage you to come in for an exam if you’re experiencing:

  • Pelvic pain, pressure, or spasms
  • Regularly getting up to urinate while sleeping
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom during the day (eight or more times)
  • Loss of urine while laughing, coughing, or running (stress incontinence)
  • Sudden and frequent urges to “go” (urge incontinence or overactive bladder)

Women are also prone to struggling with fecal or bowel incontinence, often due to the effects of vaginal childbirth. If you’re experiencing issues with involuntary loss of your bowels, the team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology can help. 

How is female incontinence treated?

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology provides innovative treatments for female incontinence issues to help restore your quality of life. After thoroughly diagnosing your condition, possibly with a bladder stress test, ultrasound, or cystoscopy, your OB/GYN talks with you about your treatment options and educates you about the outcomes.

Depending on your needs, your female incontinence treatment may involve:

  • Kegel exercises (pelvic floor exercises)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Medications to soothe your bladder
  • Weight loss planning 
  • Dietary counseling 

In some cases, like if you have a severe pelvic organ prolapse, your OB/GYN could recommend surgery. You may also benefit from a bladder sling procedure, which involves implanting a device to hold up your urethra and bladder to prevent leakage.

But with a team of expert practitioners available at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, who specialize in minimally invasive surgery, you can feel confident that you’re going to get a resolution for your incontinence issues that will enhance your quality of life.  

Before struggling with female incontinence another day, see how the team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology can help. Book your evaluation online or over the phone.