Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery located in Phoenix, AZ

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Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a pelvic health issue that puts you at risk of untimely and unflattering accidents. At Valley Urogynecology Associates in Phoenix, Arizona, the urinary incontinence experts provide surgical and nonsurgical treatments for stress and urge incontinence. Call Valley Urogynecology Associates or book an appointment online today.

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a common issue that causes you to involuntarily leak urine or struggle to make it to the restroom in time to urinate. The experts at Valley Urogynecology Associates specialize in diagnosing and managing urinary incontinence, which can develop over time as you age or as a direct result of an underlying condition.

Your providers at Valley Urogynecology Associates perform an in-depth evaluation upon your arrival, reviewing your symptoms and medical history before performing a brief examination. They explore the causes behind your urinary incontinence and inform you of any treatment options that might work best in your case.

Urinary incontinence is common, but it isn’t normal, and treatments are available. Your likelihood of experiencing urinary incontinence increases with age and bodily changes that occur with life events, such as childbirth and menopause. 

Which type of urinary incontinence do I have?

While there are a few types of urinary incontinence, Valley Urogynecology Associates specializes in diagnosing and managing:

Stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence can strike at any time, but usually it’s when the pressure in your abdomen or pelvis increases. That happens when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or lift heavy objects. 

Overactive bladder (OAB) or urge incontinence

OAB or urge incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence that makes you feel the urge to urinate often, even after you’ve just gone. 

What are my treatment options for urinary incontinence?

Valley Urogynecology Associates treats both stress and urge incontinence with personalized care. After exploring the causes and contributing factors, they recommend procedures or services that might restore your control over your pelvic muscles or tighten the urethra. 

A few possible recommendations for your urinary incontinence treatment are:

  • Pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises)
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Pessaries (silicone devices that stop the flow of urine)
  • Poise® Impressa® bladder support device
  • Urethral bulking procedure
  • Pelvic slings
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Bladder Botox® injections

Some treatments involve surgery, and typically the providers at Valley Urogynecology Associates recommend nonsurgical options first. Surgery may still be on your list of treatments if your incontinence persists beyond any nonsurgical therapies.

To schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation for your urinary incontinence, call Valley Urogynecology Associates or book an appointment online today.