If you have urinary incontinence, you may be able to maintain competent composure on the outside while harboring secret insecurities on the inside. At Discovery Medical Center, Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG provides a variety of medical interventions to make you forget about your bladder leakage. Make an appointment at the Chicago office online or over the phone today to reclaim your bladder health.
Urinary incontinence describes problems with bladder control. The condition results in accidental leaks or accidents. Two common forms of urinary incontinence include:
Urinary incontinence could be the result of any number of factors, the most common of which include:
Never hesitate to reach out to Dr. Soini if you experience urinary incontinence. You should also consider consulting Dr. Soini for the following scenarios:
Although it’s an embarrassing problem, urinary incontinence is quite common in Dr. Soini’s practice. He handles your sensitive issue with care and compassion.
Dr. Soini starts with the least invasive treatment methods and uses more progressive techniques as needed.
Bladder training and pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) help many women regain control of their bladder function. Bladder training involves urinating at specific intervals, double voiding, and fluid management.
Medications to relax bladder muscles may help you manage urge incontinence. If menopausal hormone changes contribute to your problem, you may benefit from topical estrogen.
Dr. Soini can provide a urethral insert, a tampon-like disposable device that prevents leakage. He can also give you a pessary, a vaginal insert that supports the bladder for prolapse issues.
Electrical stimulation can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve nerve function. Botox injections also help relax overactive bladder muscles.
Most women find relief from urinary incontinence with non-invasive interventions, but Dr. Soini provides surgical options for those who don’t. Dr. Soini performs specialized surgery such as sling or suspension procedures and prolapse surgery at his practice.
If you’d like to discuss urinary incontinence with an understanding doctor, contact Discovery Medical Center online or over the phone.