What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

A sling is the best. Out there. You can try kegel exercises, but eventually they will not work for you - usually. Weight loss can help too.
Consult doctor. Consult a urologist or urogynecologist for treatment options Also check out www.voicesforpfd.org. Options include kegel exercises, wearing a tampon ( change frequently), InTone device, pessary, urethral plugs, urethral bulking, urethral radiofrequency treatments, slings....
Start with exercises. Review your diet. Caffeine can exacerbate urine loss. Make sure you are emptying your bladder every hour or two. Try kegel exercises. Have your doctor or a pelvic floor phyiscal therapist make sure you are doing them correctly. Then, consider renessa, an office procedure which remodels the collagen. More invasive procedures may be necessary, but many patients do well with noninvasive options.

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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...
Stress Incontinence. Stress incontinence is a condition in which women leak urine with activity, coughing, sneezin... It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Most often it can occur as a result of childbirth but it can occur in women whom have never had children. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Read more...
Unclear. Not sure I understand your question. Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine with strain such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, lifting. I'm not sure what you mean by"self" we frequently talk about genuine or urodynamic stress incontinence based on how it is diagnosed but I have never heard the term self stress incontinence. Read more...

What is testing for stress incontinence?

Tests for SUI. Urodynamics, or bladder function testing, is performed to evaluate the cause of incontinence. Although stress incontinence generally occurs with cough or sneeze, sometimes a bladder contraction is started and surgery is not the remedy, rather medication may help. A small catheter is placed in the bladder and vagina to evaluate this. Read more...

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...
Torn Urethral Lig. Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra. Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help. Read more...
Stress Incontinence. Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Read more...
Stress incontinence. Multiple pregnancies with stretching of pelvic floor muscles & ligaments is probably the most common cause of urinary stress incontinence. These structures can also be affected by excessive straining by lifting or severe constipation. Read more...

What are the tests for stress incontinence?

History, exam, labs. History and physical are probably most important. You should also have a urine test. I often check a simple flow test with residual to make sure the patient is emptying. Urodynamics for more complex patients and cysto if i'm planning surgery (look in the bladder). For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. Read more...
Depends. Sometimes no specific testing is needed. Other times your doctor may recommend urodynamic testing(bladder function study). A pressure sensing catheter is inserted into your bladder to determine how your bladder responds to being filled, how well it empties and to measure certain pressures. Your doctor can use this information to help determine how to best treat your specific symptoms. Read more...

What are the tests for Stress incontinence?

Rarely needed... Detailed history + simple manual urinary stress test should suffice to confirm stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for most cases. Sophisticated high-tech urodynamic testing should be just reserved for complicated or recurrent cases. So, ask your urologists or urogynecologist timely. More? Contact me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster & learns more... Read more...

What are the symptoms of Stress incontinence?

Here are some... Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) brings unwanted urine leakage right at the moment of straining physical activities such coughing, sneezing, jumping, lifting, running, etc. resulting directly in embarrassingly wetting underwear & pants and indirectly in limiting personal and withdrawing social activities, ... a long list of far-reaching effects. Read more...

Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

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 surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. Read more...
No medications. 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. Read more...