Help For a Most Embarrassing Condition
Lack of bladder control, or urinary incontinence (UI), refers to an inability to prevent urinary leakage. This condition affects more than 13 million Americans and is twice as common in women as men. Urinary incontinence, along with urinary tract infections and voiding difficulties, may be more common in women than men because of the structure of the female urinary tract and the stresses placed on the body during pregnancy and childbirth. It can also be the result of anatomic changes due to age or certain medical conditions.
The doctors at Capital Women's Care Howard County provide specialized care for women suffering from urinary tract problems and voiding difficulties. A thorough examination, along with a complete medical history, will help reveal the cause of your urinary tract problems so we can develop an effective treatment plan. Many potential causes of urinary incontinence and voiding difficulties can be successfully treated, including:
- Urinary tract infection
- Pelvic support problems
- Urinary tract abnormalities
- Neuromuscular disorders
Symptoms of urinary incontinence:
- Urgency: a strong urge to urinate whether or not the bladder is full
- Frequency: voiding more often than usual
- Nocturia: having to void during hours of sleep
- Dysuria: experiencing pain when voiding
- Enuresis: bed-wetting or leaking urine while sleeping
We offer many options for treating urinary tract problems, including medication, in-office procedures, bladder physiotherapy and surgical procedures. Treatments are often more effective when used in combination. Talk to your gynecologist about developing the right treatment plan for you. Our providers also have the resources to refer patients to subspecialists when this is appropriate.
Learn more about urinary incontinence at Capital Women’s Care Howard County. Call 410-531-7557 or use our online Request an Appointment form to make an appointment. Our urinary incontinence patients come to us from Ellicott City, Fulton, Laurel, Maple Lawn, Columbia in Howard County, Maryland and surrounding cities.