Understanding female incontinence

woman stomachache with toilet in the morning Women in The Woodlands, TX area who are struggling with maintaining bladder control will want to speak to a professional team to get a definitive diagnosis of their condition and discuss possible options for treatment. The inability to maintain bladder control is known as female incontinence, and can range from mild to severe. With the help of Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson, patients in the community have the ability to educate themselves further on this condition once they have been diagnosed.

What is female incontinence?

Female incontinence is the loss of bladder control in women. It can happen suddenly or over time. It may range anywhere from mild to severe, which is used to determine the best treatment option for an individual patient.

What are the causes of female incontinence?

There are many reasons why a woman may develop female incontinence, including:

  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic floor issues
  • Muscle and nerve issues
  • Chronic constipation
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications
  • Urinary tract or bladder infections

What are the symptoms of female incontinence?

  • Leaking urine
  • Feeling the need to urinate often
  • Difficulty controlling when you urinate.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor.

How does a doctor diagnose female incontinence?

The team at The Woodlands OBGYN Associates of The Woodland, TX area need to screen a patient to ensure a proper diagnosis. First, the doctor will discuss with the patient her symptoms that she is experiencing to determine if they are associated with female incontinence and if so, what degree of severity the condition has reached. The diagnosis may be made with certain screening tests, including:

  • Urine sample testing
  • Ultrasound
  • Bladder stress test
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urodynamics

How is female incontinence treated?

There are many treatment options available for female incontinence, depending on the cause. Some treatments include pelvic floor exercises, surgery, and medications. With the right treatment, most women can regain bladder control and live normal, active lives.

How do I get started treating my female incontinence?

The journey to treat female incontinence starts with an appointment to get a definitive diagnosis. Only then can our doctors at Woodlands OBGYN Associates talk to a patient about their treatment options. Call (281) 364-9898 to request an appointment at our office, conveniently located at 17183 I-45, Suite #610.

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Friday: 8 AM – 12 Noon
Location Map: 17183 I-45 The Woodlands, TX 77385

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