Do you leak urine when you exercise, laugh or sneeze? Do you have to pee frequently or have an overactive bladder? Although urinary incontinence is very common among women, that doesn’t mean that it has to be a normal part of your everyday life.
Rochester Regional Health is home to Western New York’s most experienced and specialty-trained urogynecologists, doctors who have special expertise in treating women who have bladder leakage using the latest non-surgical and surgical approaches.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the bladder – often causing urine leaking with activity (stress incontinence) and/or frequent urination (overactive bladder or urge incontinence). While stress incontinence is caused by an issue with the muscles in and around your bladder, overactive bladder is often caused by issues with the nerves in your body not working together properly to tell your body when to release urine at the right time.
Many women think urinary incontinence is a normal part of aging or post-pregnancy life, but it doesn’t need to be. There are a number of treatment options available, and offered by the specialists at Rochester Regional Health, that can help to reduce symptoms and get you back to your active and diaper-free life.
Our urogynecology team works closely with each patient to deeply understand your history, needs and future goals before developing our recommended treatment plan. We typically start with non-surgical methods for reducing urinary incontinence symptoms before exploring more invasive and non-reversible methods.
Because our doctors are specialty trained and work closely with colleagues in physical therapy and other specialties across the system, we’re able to offer women the full range of treatment options for urinary incontinence, including:
Surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence
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