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Leakage of Urine / Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine is more common than most women realize. While very common, it is certainly not normal. It can affect women as early as their 20s to 30s — affecting up to 40% of women over age 40 and 50% of women over age 50. Incontinence can negatively impact your quality of life – but you don’t have to “just live with it.” If you have incontinence, you may feel embarrassed, isolate yourself, or limit your work and social life. The good news is that a brief evaluation can determine whether there’s a specific cause for your incontinence. You can have your life and dignity back.

There are different types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): Bladder leakage occurring during exercise, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or laughing.
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI): Bladder leakage characterized by the urgent need urinate and being unable to get to the bathroom in time.
  • Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI): (*The most common type) Having both SUI and UUI types of leakage.

There are different treatments available depending on your individual situation. Dr. Patel will thoroughly assess your incontinence and will involve you in the formulation of a plan. Not all patients need surgery, and at the same time, not all patients will respond to conservative management. Dr. Patel will discuss with your options with you and allow you to decide for yourself with path to take.