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What are the treatment options for urinary incontinence?

Premier Health’s Dr. Jerome Yaklic discusses treatment options for women experiencing urinary incontinence. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

   

The Office on Women’s Health outlines a variety of treatments available for urinary incontinence:

  • Behavioral treatments
  • Physical therapy
  • Medicines for bladder control
  • Devices
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Biofeedback
  • Surgery
  • Catheterization

Many of the medical devices used for urinary incontinence treatment are FDA-approved devices that require a prescription for at-home use. Your doctor will help you understand how the device works and how to operate the device so that you can perform treatments from the convenience and comfort of your home. You will likely need follow-up visits for your doctor to assess your progress with the device and make any modifications to your treatment program.

Some devices, such as a pessary, are inserted during a brief in-office procedure. This device helps support the bladder neck, preventing the bladder from dropping and leaking urine.

Your doctor will determine the best treatment based on the type of urinary incontinence you have and your medical history. Doctors try conservative, non-invasive methods first, but patients who do not respond well to conservative therapies like behavioral modifications or who cannot tolerate side effects of drugs may require more intensive treatments.

Ask your doctor to learn more about treatments available for your type of urinary incontinence.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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