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how can i stop leaking from urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Urodynamics: We do a urodynamic test on all women reporting urinary incontinence that is bothersome. Frequently there is anatomic problems from childbearing that are mixed with bladder muscle spasm as the cause. The anatomy can be fixed, yet muscle problems may remain. They respond to physical therapy, neocontrol treatment. Medications can help but only treat symptoms rather than fixing the problem.
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Treatment: Treatment options have improved greatly and consist of non surgical & surgical. Avoiding known bladder irritants in your diet & medication are often used for urgency incontinence. Pelvic floor therapy and surgery are often used in stress urinary incontinence. For more information see this link. www.drjkm.com. Services. Urogynecology.
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Try kegels: Stop caffiene, if over weight wt loss. If no improvement see urogyn.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Many options: Medications are a typical treatment for urge incontinence. Other options for urge incontinence are neuromodulation: ptns is a nerve stim appplied weekly at the ankle, or interstim, an implant at the lower back. Botox injected into the bladder is indicated for certain types of urge incontinence. Stress inconitnence can respond to kegels, physical therapy or minimally invasive surgery.
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What is the difference between 'urge incontinence and 'stress' incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Cough vs gotta go: Urge incontinence refers to leakage often of large amounts of urine after a sudden urge to urinate. Stress incontinence refers to leakage with physical stress on the bladder, such as cough, sneeze, bounce, or change of position.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Isn't it true that once you have a urinary tract infection, you'll never have another one?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Unfortunately, a good number of people suffer from recurrent utis.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Pain or discomfort: The symptoms of a UTI are variable. Symptoms include buring with urination, fevers with chills, and flank pain. One usually also develops urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency, urianry urgency, and urinating more at night. If one notices a change with their urination, an evaluation is recommemded to receive the appropriate antibiotic.
A 41-year-old member asked:

If I have incontinence due to prostate surgery how should I measure the extent for my doctor?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
A few ways...: Quantifying leakage is valuable to the urologist seeking to manage incontinence, but it is difficult to do. Some provide the doctor with a 'pad count', or simply the number of pads used per day. A more accurate way is by pad weight. To do this, place used pads in a plastic bag (i.e. Ziploc) & weigh it. Then subtract the weight of the bag and the same number of dry pads. Add up the weights daily.

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