Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

If loss of bladder control occurs during inconvenient times and negatively affects your quality of life, you don’t have to live with it. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the expert OB/GYN team offers advanced urine incontinence treatments to give you a boost of confidence and prevent embarrassing leaks. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or use the online booking tool to learn more about your options.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is involuntary loss of bladder control associated with urine leaks. The condition affects women twice as often as men and is often a nuisance or embarrassing. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., the experienced obstetrics and gynecology practitioners treat urinary incontinence to help you gain the confidence you deserve.

What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

There are numerous types of urinary incontinence you might encounter, including:

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence happens with pressure to your bladder when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump.

Urge incontinence

Urge urinary incontinence causes urine leaks after strong, sudden urges to urinate before you have time to get to the bathroom.

Overflow incontinence

With overflow incontinence, you might experience constant or frequent urine dribbling because your bladder doesn’t empty during urination.

What are the risk factors for urinary incontinence?

Anybody can experience urinary incontinence, but the following factors increase your risk of developing it:

  • Family history of urinary incontinence
  • Older age
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Menopause
  • A hysterectomy
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Neurological disorders
  • A tumor

A cystocele occurs when supportive tissue between your vaginal wall and bladder stretches and weakens, causing the bladder to protrude into your vagina. 

Though you can’t always avoid urinary incontinence, there are several ways to reduce your risk of developing it. Don’t smoke, maintain a healthy weight, and practice pelvic floor exercises.

What is the treatment for urinary incontinence?

Your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. practitioner determines which type of urinary incontinence you have to establish the most appropriate treatment. They review your medical history, symptoms, and might utilize urine tests. Treatments options include:

Medications

Taking certain medications can help relieve urinary incontinence symptoms. Your OB/GYN specialist might recommend oral medicines or topical estrogen.

Nonsurgical vaginal revitalization

Vaginal revitalization, including laser and radiofrequency treatment to stimulate collagen production, can reduce urinary incontinence and other symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

Electrical stimulation

Your practitioner can place electrodes in your vagina or rectum to stimulate pelvic floor muscle activity and reduce stress and urge incontinence. Multiple treatments might be necessary to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Injections

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. providers offer injections, such as Botox® or bulking material injections, for urine incontinence symptom relief.

Surgical procedures

If other treatment options haven’t worked, your physician might recommend minor surgical procedures to alleviate symptoms. During a sling procedure, your doctor places a pelvic sling around your urethra to keep it closed when you sneeze or cough. Bladder neck suspension procedures help support your bladder neck and urethra to eliminate incontinence.

Don’t live with embarrassing urinary incontinence symptoms when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone, or you can request one online today.