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For millions of women, urinary incontinence is a daily concern, yet the stigma and the embarrassing nature of the condition make it uncomfortable to seek treatment. There is no need to suffer in silence because the good news is that it can be treated and controlled, if not cured.
A multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to pelvic floor disorders is offered at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
Urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder and voiding dysfunction are treated with a wide range of conservative, non-surgical and surgical treatments. We offer services to effectively address your urologic issues, allowing you to regain your desired quality of life.
Urogynecologists (an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction), and general ob/gyn physicians on the medical staff at Baylor offer comprehensive evaluation of female bladder and pelvic floor function, including urodynamics testing and cystoscopy. A broad spectrum of management and treatment options include:
Urinary incontinence is often triggered by other diseases or problems that affect your body. Including:
Stress incontinence is a urine leakage that happens during activity that causes pressure on the bladder such as laughing, coughing or sneezing.
Urge incontinence is a urine leakage that occurs before a woman has a chance to get to the restroom in response to an urge to urinate. Women with this type of leakage may also experience frequent urge to urinate.
Stress incontinence can be effectively treated with pelvic floor exercises, devices that block the loss of urine, or surgery. Urge incontinence is commonly treated with medications, biofeedback, or electrical stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder. The important thing to note is there are a wide variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
Colon and rectal surgeons and urogynecologists on the medical staff at Baylor offer comprehensive evaluation of bowel (or fecal) incontinence, which is the inability to control bowel movements. This can include leaking stool or difficulty having bowel movements.
Baylor Scott & White has colon and rectal surgeons, urogynecologists and ob/gyns on the medical staff who specialize in urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. They are specifically trained in the evaluation and treatment of women with complex disorders of the pelvic floor.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type of incontinence, and personal preferences.
Discuss treatment options for urinary or bowel incontinence with your doctor or search for a urogynocologist, colon and rectal surgeon or ob/gyn on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health.
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