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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Stress Incontinence

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Strong pelvic muscle: Is helpful. Agree with dr. G. Also consider using a pessary. This is a small ring or cup-like device that you put inside your vagina. It's extra support help prevent your pee from leaking out when you cough or sneeze or step down. ...Read more

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What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough. Condition is still present 2 years a

What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough.  Condition is still present 2 years a

Colporrhaphy: The bladder can be elevated back into the normal anatomic position via surgery. Often, the uterus and rectum are falling as well. If the only repair is o the bladder, the failure rate can be quite high. After completion of childbearing, complete vaginal repairs in conjunction with a hysterectomy is generally the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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How come I have stress incontinence, but nobody else in the family has it?

Depends: Most cases of stress urinary incontinence (sui) are the result of pelvic relaxation due to vaginal deliveries. For many women, kegel exercises can decrease the symptoms of sui. If your incontinence is affecting your daily activities, you should see a gynecologist or a urologist for diagnostic testing and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for stress incontinence?

Kegels: Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence. If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence caused by?

What is stress incontinence caused by?

Weak pelvic floor: Muscular support allowing stress urinary incontinence causes wetting with coughing, sneezing etc), which can increase after childbirth or after menopause when ovaries stop producing estrogen and bladder neck and urethral lining thins out. Cystocele where bladder tends to prolapse into vagina. Uterine prolapse. Fistula between bladder and vagina. Many women are incontinent with urinary infections. ...Read more

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What is self stress incontinence?

Loss of urine: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read more

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What causes stress incontinence in women ?

Various factors: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is also known as Stress bladder Incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence can be defined as a urine-leaking anatomical disorder of patient's inability to coherently generate sufficient closing pressure / resistance in the sphincter segment of urethra to overcome a sudden increase of pressure inside abdomen/bladder from cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, other vigorous physical activities, etc. The cause of this weakness ...Read more


Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence is a clinical term for the lack of control over ...Read more