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Urinary Incontinence Specialists

North Atlanta Women's Specialists -  - Obstetrics

North Atlanta Women's Specialists

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, Duluth & Marietta, GA

Urinary incontinence is an unwanted side effect of pregnancy, childbirth, and aging. Don’t let embarrassment about urinary incontinence keep you from getting treatment for this discouraging condition. At the East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia, the team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists offers evaluation and treatment for urinary incontinence of all types. Call your nearest office today or book online to schedule your appointment.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence describes the unintentional leakage of urine. Sometimes it’s a dribble when you cough or laugh, or sometimes you have a sudden urge to go followed by an involuntary flow.

Urinary incontinence affects millions of women. It affects up to 40% of women age 65 and older in some way.

Women are far more likely to develop urinary incontinence compared to men. This is due to the structure of a woman’s urinary system as well as the structural and hormonal changes a woman’s body experiences during pregnancy and menopause.

What are the Types of Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can show up in different ways. The team at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists addresses:

  • Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence happens when your bladder experiences pressure, such as during a cough or while jumping. The added pressure forces urine through your urethra, and you experience leakage.
  • Overflow Incontinence: When you aren’t able to fully empty your bladder, it can overfill. This may result in inadvertent leakage.
  • Urge Incontinence: If you have a sudden need to use the restroom that’s followed by leakage, you may have urge incontinence. Urge incontinence can sometimes strike at night, interfering with sleep.

You can be affected by more than one type of incontinence, too. This is a condition known as mixed incontinence. The team at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists do a thorough evaluation of your urinary system to diagnose the type of incontinence you’re experiencing and develop an appropriate treatment.

How is Urinary Incontinence Treated? 

Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on your particular case. Lifestyle changes, such as timed bathroom visits, can help with certain mild forms of incontinence. 

Pelvic floor physical therapy may also help strengthen your pelvic muscles, so you have better control over your bladder. For women going through menopause, hormone replacement therapy may have positive effects on those with stress incontinence by strengthening the urethra. 

Catheters, slings, urethral inserts, and pessaries are more involved solutions to disruptive incontinence. The doctors at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists evaluate your case and provide appropriate treatment that fits your condition and lifestyle. 

You benefit from the experience of providers who specialize in incontinence treatment and have the skill to perform surgical procedures to resolve urinary incontinence.

To learn more about how you can overcome urinary incontinence and improve your quality of life, call North Atlanta Women’s Specialists or book an appointment online today.