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Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable topic, but the good news is that the team of ob-gyns at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida can help. We are skilled at identifying the causes of incontinence and offer a variety of effective treatments. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, you can request a new patient appointment online. If you are already an established patient, you can book online through the patient portal. Or you can always call (239) 432-5858 to schedule a consultation with one of Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida’s women’s health-care providers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Lehigh Acres.

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary tract infections, medications, and food or drink that irritate the bladder can cause temporary urinary incontinence.

But when urine leakage is ongoing, its cause may be an underlying health condition. A few of the most common causes include:

Types of Incontinence

Urinary incontinence in women can be divided into three main types:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

Your Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida provider may take a urine sample to test for an infection and conduct urodynamic studies to determine the underlying cause of your incontinence.

Urodynamic studies are tests that yield information about urine flow, the amount of pressure in your bladder, and how much urine is retained in your bladder.

Your treatment is customized and may include any of the following options:

Two types of surgeries often performed by the doctors at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida include sling surgery, which strengthens the urethra, and repair of a prolapsed bladder. 

Many effective treatments are available for incontinence, so you don’t have to just live with it. 

If you’d like to learn more about treatment options for incontinence, you can request a new patient appointment online. If you are already an established patient, you can book online through the patient portal. Or you can always call (239) 432-5858 to schedule a consultation with one of Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida’s women’s health-care providers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Lehigh Acres.

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