The major symptoms of urinary incontinence are:
- Minor and occasional leakage of urine
- Stress incontinence
- Urge incontinence
- Overflow incontinence
- Frequent wetting of clothes
- Functional incontinence
- Mixed incontinence
The loss of control over your bladder is called urinary incontinence in medical terms. This is a common and embarrassing problem that might occur due to sudden and strong urgency to urinate. The condition affects your daily activities and can be embarrassing in public places.
Therefore, if you have urinary incontinence, approach your doctor immediately to seek relief from simple measures like lifestyle changes or medication.
For temporary urinary incontinence, the causes could be:
To treat the disorder, it is imperative to know the type of incontinence. Therefore, the following diagnostic methods may be adopted by our specialists at Medanta...
To treat the disorder, it is imperative to know the type of incontinence. Therefore, the following diagnostic methods may be adopted by our specialists at Medanta
At Medanta, your urologist may suggest many methods to treat your urinary incontinence. These methods include..
At Medanta, your urologist may suggest many methods to treat your urinary incontinence. These methods include
Electrodes are inserted into rectum or vagina to gently stimulate the pelvic muscles electrically.
Drugs like anticholinergics, mirabegron, alpha-blockers or topical estrogen may be suggested as per your requirements.
Devices like urethral insert or pessary may be suggested for women.
Bulking material injections and botox are preferred to reduce leakage of urine.
If medications do not work, you could wear pads and protective garments to ease discomfort and inconvenience of leaking urine. They are light in weight and comfortable to use as underwear. Men may use a drip collector.
If the cause is incomplete voiding of the bladder, a catheter may be used to drain the bladder completely several times.
Like a pacemaker used in cardiology, a renal nerve stimulator delivers impulses only once the bladder is full and controls the incontinence impulses.
Some commonly used surgical procedures are:
Contact your doctor immediately if you feel the symptoms listed above.
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