Evaluation and treatment of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that is characterized by the involuntary leakage of urine due to loss of bladder control. It is a very embarrassing situation found to be affecting old people more predominantly. One should immediately consult a doctor if the severity increases from occasionally leaking urine to a sudden and strong urge to urinate that you start finding a toilet at that time. If the symptoms of urinary incontinence start affecting your daily activities, don't hesitate to see your doctor.
Your urologist may notice certain symptoms and asks you to undergo certain tests to diagnose and start treatment for your problem.
These tests may include:
After diagnosing the exact reason for urinary incontinence ,the doctor will carry out the treatment based on diagnosis. Various treatments include:
This can include Pelvic floor exercises like Kegel exercises (to treat stress incontinence) , bladder training (doctor trains you to control the urge to urinate ), double voiding (doctor asks you to urinate and then waiting for a couple of minutes), setting a toilet timetable, etc.
Surgical options are considered if other therapies do not work.
Sling procedures: Vaginal sling procedures can help control stress-related urinary incontinence. In this procedure, a mesh is inserted in the bladder neck that helps close your urethra and stop leaking urine out.
Colpo suspension: In this procedure, the bladder neck is lifted upwards by making a small stitch. The colposuspension procedure helps prevent urinary leakage.
Artificial sphincter: sphincter muscles control the release of urine, and it is found to be weak in people suffering from urinary incontinence. An artificial sphincter can be inserted which can help control the flow of urine from the bladder into the urethra.
In the case of post-menopausal UTI vaginal estrogen therapy is recommended.
Other options may include use of a urinary catheter that collects the urine in a bag and absorbent pads.
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