Women with incontinence often don’t talk about it because they’re embarrassed or they think it’s rare, but the truth is 13-17 million adults have incontinence, and two-thirds of them are women. At Osceola Gynecology, Dr. Anthony Gyang works with each patient to find the least invasive treatment for their type of incontinence. To learn more about incontinence and your treatment options, call one of the offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud, Florida or book an appointment online.
Urinary incontinence occurs when you lose bladder control and accidentally leak urine. When incontinence persists, it’s due to a problem with your urinary sphincter -- the muscle that controls the flow of urine -- or nerves that control your bladder.
Factors that contribute to urinary incontinence include:
The severity of your urinary incontinence often depends on the type. You may also experience mixed incontinence, a combination of symptoms of the following types:
Dr. Gyang starts treatment with the least invasive options available. Your treatment plan may include steps you can take at home and medical management, followed by surgical intervention if conservative measures don’t help.
Kegel exercises to strengthen muscles, bladder training, and fluid management are only a few examples of self-care steps you can take at home.
Dr. Gyang may prescribe one of several medications that relieve incontinence using various mechanisms, such as:
You may find relief from incontinence with medical devices such as a urethral insert or pessary. Urethral inserts are small, tampon-like devices that work like a plug to prevent leakage. You remove the insert before urinating.
A pessary is a stiff ring that’s inserted into the vagina, where it supports the bladder and prevents urine leakage. It’s especially beneficial for stress incontinence.
When conservative measures don't control your incontinence, Dr. Gyang may recommend minimally invasive surgical procedures to restore pelvic floor muscles and support your bladder and urethra.
Whether you experience mild or severe incontinence, call Osceola Gynecology or use online booking to schedule an appointment.