Urinary Incontinence aka Bladder Control Problems
Bladder control problems (BCP) also known as urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem among women and older people. This problem comprises involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. It can be a distressing problem that directly impacts quality of life.
The most common types of incontinence in women are stress urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence. Stressed urinary incontinence is caused by a damaged urethra, which can be a result of child birth. High-impact activities such as jump rope or extreme aerobic exercise can cause athletic incontinence to develop.
Patients with urinary incontinence should visit a urologist. A careful examination examines urinary patterns of leakage and other tests such as a stress test, urinalysis, blood test, ultrasound, cystoscopy, or an examination of urodynamics may take place. Oftentimes, patients are asked to keep a diary to record any patterns, notes or urinary changes.
Treatment options range from conservative treatment to bladder retaining. The success relates directly to the treatment. Urologists like Dr. Fredrick J. Snoy can provide treatment recommendations for patients experiencing symptoms of BCP. Please contact our office for an appointment if you would like to discuss symptoms and preventative measures with Dr. Snoy.