At some point in life, every woman faces intimate issues about which she may be reluctant to speak. Urinary incontinence is just one such matter. But there’s no need to feel embarrassed.

Urinary incontinence is commonly classified in four categories:

  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is related to the weakening of the pelvic floor resulting in pressure, or stress, on an otherwise fully functioning bladder. A variety of factors can trigger the condition, often with regularity after menopause.
  • Urge incontinence (UI) or overactive bladder (OAB) results in a sudden, uncontrollable need to urinate because of contractions of the bladder muscle caused when communication between the bladder and brain is disrupted.
  • Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder’s muscle tone is weak or when a blockage prevents releasing all the urine. Symptoms include dribbling, urgency to urinate, hesitancy, straining, a weak urine stream or low urine production even though the bladder fells full.

At Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the latest evaluative methods are used to diagnose urinary conditions. No matter the specifics of the comprehensive evaluation, women can be assured that they will be informed about the treatment options that are available to address their problems, and they will receive care in a supportive, sensitive and dignified environment. For those dealing with the condition, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Urology Center provides biofeedback, pelvic physical therapy, urodynamic testing, electrical stimulation and cytoscopy.

For more information about this service, call 832-355-2151. International Patients, please call 832-255-3350.

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