Overview

Female urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine. At Castaneda OBGYN, we tailor treatment plans to your unique needs and lifestyle. Let’s explore the options:

  1. Non-Surgical Treatments:
    • Behavioral Modifications:
      • Kegel Exercises: Strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
      • Bladder Training: Gradually increase time between bathroom visits.
      • Dietary Adjustments: Avoid bladder irritants (caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods).
      • Weight Management: Reduce pressure on the bladder.
    • Protective Undergarments:
      • Pads or disposable underwear for leak management.

  2. Medications:
    • Anticholinergics: Calm overactive bladder muscles.
    • Beta-3 Agonists: Relax bladder muscles.
    • Topical Estrogen: Strengthen vaginal walls (useful for stress incontinence).

  3. Vaginal/External Devices:
    • Pessary: Removable device inserted into the vagina to support the bladder.

  4. Catheterization:
    • Regular bladder emptying using a catheter.
    • Useful for mobility-impaired individuals.

  5. Surgical Options:
    • Sling Procedure:
      • Use tissue or synthetic mesh to create a sling supporting the urethra.
      • Prevents leaks during abdominal pressure.
      • Effective for stress incontinence.

 

Remember to consult with our healthcare providers to determine the best approach for managing urinary incontinence based on your specific condition.