Incontinence is a common problem most women and men don’t like discussing with their doctor. Whether you’re experiencing a small dribble or total loss of control, the caring team at Illinois Urological Institute, in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois, treats your incontinence with the respect this condition deserves and relieves what you may consider a socially embarrassing problem. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
Incontinence is when you can’t stop urine from leaking. Unfortunately, your leakage might be so sudden and severe that it interferes with your quality of life.
You may think of incontinence as a medical issue that comes with getting older, but incontinence is treatable and not a symptom of aging.
The types of incontinence present different, although sometimes similar, symptoms. Discussing the details of your symptoms helps the team at Illinois Urological Institute identify the type of incontinence and develop the best treatment plan.
Leaking small amounts of urine after a sneeze or when you go for a run, for example, may indicate a case of stress incontinence.
Also called overactive bladder, urge incontinence causes a sudden and urgent need to urinate, sometimes resulting in leaking a lot of urine before reaching the bathroom.
Being unable to completely empty your bladder after urinating and then experiencing a dribbling or flow of urine may indicate overflow incontinence.
A physical or mental impairment, such as paraplegia or dementia, that prevents getting to the bathroom to urinate describes functional incontinence.
Most women and men have a combination of types, such as urge and stress incontinence, which is referred to as mixed incontinence.
Treatment for incontinence depends on the cause and may include medication, bladder training, bulking agents, or surgery. The Illinois Urological Institute also offers a neurostimulator implant, which uses a low-voltage electric impulse to stimulate your bladder muscles and help you regain control over function.
Botox treatment for incontinence may improve symptoms by as much as 50% by preventing nerves in your bladder from communicating with your bladder muscles and sphincter.
During your treatment, the urological specialist inserts a cystoscope, a surgical telescope, into your bladder and injects up to 300 units of Botox into your bladder wall. The results of this treatment last up to nine months.
To discover effective treatments for your incontinence, call the office or book an appointment online today. Affordable treatment plans are available.