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

22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
There are also physical therapists who can help. They basically do a pelvic exam and can determine if there are ligaments that are "trapped". These trapped ligaments can cause the bladder not to contract or relax proper, therefore leading to incontinence.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Physical therapy

If plain kegel's aren't enough, physical therapy with targeted exercises or even electrical stimulation may help.

In brief: Physical therapy

If plain kegel's aren't enough, physical therapy with targeted exercises or even electrical stimulation may help.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the last two years, there has been a sea change in non surgical management of SUI.
With the advent of the fractional CO2 laser and the O-Shot, we can now offer women a completely noninvasive, non surgical way to tighten the vaginal wall, improve the midurethral control and restore bladder function to correct SUI. Patients report improvement in SUI after one treatment. See www.drwestford.com

In brief: Yes

In the last two years, there has been a sea change in non surgical management of SUI.
With the advent of the fractional CO2 laser and the O-Shot, we can now offer women a completely noninvasive, non surgical way to tighten the vaginal wall, improve the midurethral control and restore bladder function to correct SUI. Patients report improvement in SUI after one treatment. See www.drwestford.com
Dr. Yvette Westford
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: FEW

Stress incontinence is from a weakness of the ligaments under the urethra.
Kegels will strengthen the muscles but doesn't do anything for the ligaments. You can try a pessary, which is a support device that you can be fitted for. You can try wearing a tampon, which can put pressure on the urethra. There is also a product for Femsoft Resource: www.voicesforpfd.org

In brief: FEW

Stress incontinence is from a weakness of the ligaments under the urethra.
Kegels will strengthen the muscles but doesn't do anything for the ligaments. You can try a pessary, which is a support device that you can be fitted for. You can try wearing a tampon, which can put pressure on the urethra. There is also a product for Femsoft Resource: www.voicesforpfd.org
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pessaries

If stress incontinence is associated with bladder sagging (cystocele), a pessary (device introduced in the vagina to support the bladder) may be used in certain women.
Some may be ok with that, whereas other cannot tolerate a foreign body present in their vaginae.

In brief: Pessaries

If stress incontinence is associated with bladder sagging (cystocele), a pessary (device introduced in the vagina to support the bladder) may be used in certain women.
Some may be ok with that, whereas other cannot tolerate a foreign body present in their vaginae.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are some...

- realize and accept: life is a process of contant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, uncertainty of .
.. - modify lifestyle with moderating fluid intake, voiding timely to avoid overfilling bladder, constantly ; correctly conduct pelvic floor muscle exercise, wearing pad for vigorous physical exercise soon after emptying bladder, avoiding foods/drinks which may irritate bladder; - surge.

In brief: Here are some...

- realize and accept: life is a process of contant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, uncertainty of .
.. - modify lifestyle with moderating fluid intake, voiding timely to avoid overfilling bladder, constantly ; correctly conduct pelvic floor muscle exercise, wearing pad for vigorous physical exercise soon after emptying bladder, avoiding foods/drinks which may irritate bladder; - surge.
Dr. James Lin
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