Types of Incontinence - Oakdale ObGyn

Types of Incontinence

Leak when you laugh or cough? Feel like you gotta go all the time? Get up often at night to go to the bathroom? You don’t have to live with bladder problems. Come see our urogynecology specialists at the Center for Urinary and Pelvic Health, a comprehensive Center just for women. We offer an array of incontinence treatments and our team is at the ready to find a solution that can help you.

There are many types of urinary incontinence (leaking). Causes of incontinence are linked to multiple childbirths, age, physical activity, prolapse, and more.

Our specially trained ObGyn physicians at the Center for Urinary and Pelvic Health will talk with you about your symptoms and complete a thorough physical exam. You may be referred for further study of your bladder function, an urodynamic evaluation, to determine what type of incontinence you have.

Together with you, our team creates a care plan to treat your incontinence that may include behavioral, non-surgical, or surgical treatment options to help you get back to activities you love.

Stress Incontinence

This is a loss of urine even though you try to “hold” it in. This may be due to weak pelvic floor muscles, or to increased pressure inside your abdomen (intra-abdominal) that is greater than your bladder’s strength. Sneezing, coughing and physical activity or exertion might result in urine loss.

Intrinsic Sphincteric Deficiency (ISD)

This is urine loss as a result of weak urethra sphincter muscles and is considered a type of stress incontinence.

Urge Incontinence

This is loss of urine for no apparent reason while feeling the “urge” or need to go to the bathroom.

Mixed Incontinence

This is urine loss as a result of both stress and urge incontinence.