Urinary incontinence is characterized by a temporary loss of bladder control. Severity of symptoms can range from having occasional leaking to uncontrollable urges to urinate. There are many potential causes for urinary incontinence, like diabetes, menopause or pregnancy. If you are suffering from symptoms of urinary incontinence, you are not alone. Thousands of Americans experience this condition and are taking steps to control their bladder.

Methodist Healthcare’s empathetic doctors are able to treat patients with the respect they deserve when dealing with personal conditions like incontinence.

Before visiting your doctor, be prepared to discuss your medical history and symptoms. A physical exam will also be performed to determine the severity of your condition.

A doctor will usually recommend the following tests before coming up with a treatment plan:

  • Keeping a journal of symptoms and liquid intake
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Urodynamic testing

Some possible treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Absorbent products

Most people who experience urinary incontinence may try to hide their condition rather than consulting a medical professional. Remember, the only way to effectively treat this condition is to receive treatment from a doctor. There are many viable treatments for your condition and we are committed to improving your quality of life. Make an appointment with a Methodist Healthcare physician today.