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What is stress urinary incontinence?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Leak w/pressure
Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles.
Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support.

In brief: Leak w/pressure
Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles.
Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. E. rawson Griffin iii
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Stress urinary incontinence is caused by relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles usually due to stretching during childbirth in women.
It is rare to nonexistant in males. It is best initially managed using kegel exercises which can be reviewed on the internet.

In brief: Yes
Stress urinary incontinence is caused by relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles usually due to stretching during childbirth in women.
It is rare to nonexistant in males. It is best initially managed using kegel exercises which can be reviewed on the internet.
Dr. E. rawson Griffin iii
Dr. E. rawson Griffin iii
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Leakage with pressur
If you leak when you cough or sneeze, but not when you lie down at night, you probably have sui.
See your gynecologist to discuss things in your diet and exercises that you might do to improve this. Caffeine aggravates the problem. Kegels often help and making sure you empty your bladder frequently there are also a variety of procedures if this does not work and your problem warrants therapy.

In brief: Leakage with pressur
If you leak when you cough or sneeze, but not when you lie down at night, you probably have sui.
See your gynecologist to discuss things in your diet and exercises that you might do to improve this. Caffeine aggravates the problem. Kegels often help and making sure you empty your bladder frequently there are also a variety of procedures if this does not work and your problem warrants therapy.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
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
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Leaking w/strain
Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is the involuntary loss of urine resulting from an increase in abdominal pressure (such as bearing down, cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise).
It is usually small in volume. It is typically caused in part by poor support (hypermobility) of the urethra and bladder neck often as a result of childbirth.

In brief: Leaking w/strain
Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is the involuntary loss of urine resulting from an increase in abdominal pressure (such as bearing down, cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise).
It is usually small in volume. It is typically caused in part by poor support (hypermobility) of the urethra and bladder neck often as a result of childbirth.
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: SUI
Stress incontinence occurs when your urethra is weak and urine flows from the bladder involuntarily, especially when you cough, sneeze, or exercise.
Strengthening the muscles in your vagina can improve symptoms.

In brief: SUI
Stress incontinence occurs when your urethra is weak and urine flows from the bladder involuntarily, especially when you cough, sneeze, or exercise.
Strengthening the muscles in your vagina can improve symptoms.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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