Urinary Incontinence Treatment in St. George, UT

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Urinary Infection Treatment

If you have incontinence, this means that you leak urine Ė in either small or large amounts. Muscles and nerves in and around your bladder work with your brain to store urine and help you empty your bladder when itís full. If the muscles or nerves arenít working correctly, this can cause you to have trouble holding your urine or emptying your bladder.

Urinary Incontinence Testing, Management, and Treatment

Urinary Incontinence Testing and Evaluation

Your doctor might perform tests such as:

  • Urinalysis: testing a sample of your urine for infection, blood or other abnormalities
  • Urodynamic Testing: a series of tests to measure how well your bladder and urethra function
  • Cystoscopy: your urologist looks inside your bladder by inserting a thin tube with a lens in it through your urethra. This helps your doctor check for things like chronic inflammation and bladder stones.

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Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options

Treatment for bladder leakage depends on the type of incontinence (urge or stress) and its cause. Treatments may include:

  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Ė These help men and women strengthen and control the muscles involved in urination.
  • Medicines: If you have urge incontinence, depending on whatís causing it, medicines may be able to help.
  • Topical Estrogen (for women): Especially in post-menopausal women topical estrogen can restore the health of the bladder and vagina tissue, allowing them to resume their role in controlling bladder leakage.
  • Pessary: This is a small device a provider puts into a womanís vagina to help support her pelvic muscles and stop leaks.
  • Electrical Stimulation and Neuromodulation sends small pulses of electricity to your pelvic muscles to make them tighter and stronger
  • Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOXģ) into the bladder muscle to keep it from contracting too often. This treatment wears off and will need to be repeated in 6-9 months
  • Surgery and Outpatient Procedures: When other treatments havenít worked, depending on the type of incontinence and its cause, surgery and outpatient procedures can treat urinary incontinence.

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