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What causes stress incontinence in women ?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Hector Chapa
Dr. Hector Chapa
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Kramer
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