Incontinence Causes & Treatment Women's Health Symptoms

What is Incontinence?

It’s when someone involuntarily urinates.  It’s fairly common in women over 60 years old.

 

An overactive bladder is different in that it causes a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate.

Symptoms

  • Inability to hold urine for a period of time
  • Mild wetting
  • Uncontrollable wetting

Causes

Urinary incontinence can be caused by:

  • Childbirth
  • Weight gain
  • Bladder irritation
  • Stress
  • Drug side effects
  • Pregnancy
  • Delirium
  • Vaginitis
  • Stool impaction
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Treatment

Treatment options include; medications, pelvic muscle exercise, and possibly implant of a medical device.

You should learn all your options. Call us to schedule an appointment at our Center in Neenah. We’re within easy driving distance of Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and surrounding areas.