Urinary incontinence, no matter how minor or infrequent it may seem, can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable issue. If you’re having problems with bladder control, Patrick Nosti, MD, FACOG at Urogynecology of Kansas City, can help. Book your incontinence evaluation in our main office or at a satellite location.
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Some women who have incontinence aren’t very bothered by it, especially when it doesn’t happen very often, or doesn’t prevent them from doing things they want to do. Very often, however, many women suffer with this problem for a long time before bringing it up with someone who can help.
UI is Not a Normal Part of Aging
You may be under the impression that leakage of urine is normal, especially for a woman who has had children, or may have gone through menopause. While incontinence is very common, at any life stage it is not be considered normal.
Most Women Who Seek Help Find Relief
The good news is that most women (80 to 90%) who seek help find that their symptoms improve. There is a wide array of treatment options, ranging from lifestyle and behavioral changes to surgical options. Get evaluated and review potential treatment options for your UI. The more you know, the more confident you will be in choosing the direction of treatment. With treatment, you can recover parts of your life that you may have let go. Below is a table of common options divided by UI type. You can click on each item to learn more. If you have mixed incontinence, which affects 30% of women with UI, the treatment is based on the predominant type. If you are uncertain, testing is available to guide treatment.