Urge incontinence. Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms. Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist Resources: www. Voicespfd. Org.
Sudafed, or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day ; squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Pessaries work for some.
Unlikely. Though there is a medication approved for stress incontinence in europe, there are none in the United States. There are non surgical interventions, like kegels, pelvic floor pt, and pessaries, that can treat stress incontinence, as well as surgery if those don't work.
Sadly yes. Stress incontinence is very common in women especially after child birth. The good news ther are some less invasive and very effective treatments to fix this common problem.
Yes. But seeing the patient, diagnosing, or even treating are different issues. For evaluation and treatment, a woman may choose a gyn dr, a uro-gyn, or even a urologist. If the doctor you are seeing seems unresponsive or uncomfortable, seek a referral.
Yes, ... Yes. Some 50-85% of the elderly in long-term care facilities have urinary incontinence, and women are 2 x more than men at any age. So, you're not alone. In fact, such occurrence tends to be under-reported due to personal embarrassment. While docs can not cure it, they can help the patients cope with it by applying behavioral modification, awareness, kegel exercise, protective pads/dvice, surgery.
Definitely. Stress incontinence is very common. I recommend follow up with a urologist or urogynecologist www. Voicesforpfd. Org www. Ics. Org.