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Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery an option

If it is stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping), the treatment may involve a simple outpatient surgical procedure known as a "sling" or tvt (tension-free vaginal tape) if it is .
If it is urge incontinence where the patient gets a strong urge to urinate but starts leaking before reaching the bathroom, and meds have failed, a device called interstim may help.

In brief: Surgery an option

If it is stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping), the treatment may involve a simple outpatient surgical procedure known as a "sling" or tvt (tension-free vaginal tape) if it is .
If it is urge incontinence where the patient gets a strong urge to urinate but starts leaking before reaching the bathroom, and meds have failed, a device called interstim may help.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Medications are a typical treatment for urge incontinence.
Other options for urge incontinence are neuromodulation: ptns is a nerve stim appplied weekly at the ankle, or interstim, an implant at the lower back. Botox injected into the bladder is indicated for certain types of urge incontinence. Stress inconitnence can respond to kegels, physical therapy or minimally invasive surgery.

In brief: Many options

Medications are a typical treatment for urge incontinence.
Other options for urge incontinence are neuromodulation: ptns is a nerve stim appplied weekly at the ankle, or interstim, an implant at the lower back. Botox injected into the bladder is indicated for certain types of urge incontinence. Stress inconitnence can respond to kegels, physical therapy or minimally invasive surgery.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Kegels & more

While we initially recommend kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles that stop the flow of urine from the urethra, don't give up should they fail.
If you leak with cough or exercise, you may have stress incontinence and a minimally invasive procedure called a urethral sling works wonders. If urine comes with urgency then medication may help. Most importantly, confide in your doctor.

In brief: Kegels & more

While we initially recommend kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles that stop the flow of urine from the urethra, don't give up should they fail.
If you leak with cough or exercise, you may have stress incontinence and a minimally invasive procedure called a urethral sling works wonders. If urine comes with urgency then medication may help. Most importantly, confide in your doctor.
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