Everything you need to know about female urology and female incontinence
What is UI?
Urinary incontinence or UI is a distressing serious health issue regarding urology. The economic and psychological burden can lead to significant effects on the quality of life. UI is more common than depression, diabetes, and hypertension. Moreover, half of the patients with these symptoms are willing to report about their symptoms.
Stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence results from urethral hypermobility, bladder neck, or neuromuscular defects. The problem occurs when the intra-abdominal pressure exceeds urethral resistance. In women, the changes trigger due to advanced age, pregnancy, weak collagen, pregnancy, advanced pelvic prolapse, obesity, and chronic obstructive airway disease. The doctor will help you get the best treatment plan according to your condition.
At Astha Hospital, the patients get the latest treatment and advanced technology which helps in solving the issue with ease.
Treatment Options for Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Conservative: voiding frequency, pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy, or fluid modification
- Non-Surgical: Intra-urethral plug, and pessary
- Bulking injections are an endoscopic option for the injection of synthetic material in the bladder neck tissues. This helps in closing the urethra partially and improving continence. The procedure is performed with the help of a cystoscope as an outpatient method.
- The minimally invasive procedure has been a valuable addition to all the treatment options. The treatment includes only a single incision, hospital stay is shorter, and postoperative pain is reduced.
Urge urinary incontinence
Urge urinary incontinence is considered classic due to the overactive bladder muscle or an incompetent urethral sphincter. Treatment for this condition is based on diagnosis after excluding pathologies which include bladder stone, urinary tract infection, or diabetes. Some of the possible treatment options are:
- Minimally Invasive
- Surgical option
- Minimally Invasive Nerve Stimulation
Mixed urinary incontinence
Mixed urinary incontinence, or MUI, is Treated as a treatment part of UUI and SUI. the approach is individualized which depends on the severity of each component.
Pelvic organ prolapse
- POP is due to stretching or thinning of the collagen fibers in the connective tissues which hold the bladder, uterus, rectum, or perineum. POP affects around 50 percent of women who have delivered a child and 30 percent women in general.
- The problem is also known as women’s hernia and with age, it can get worse. The problem results in a bulge in the vagina which goes away when you are lying down.
Other conditions that represent the issue are difficulty emptying the bladder, recurrent urinary tract infection, pressure in the vagina, or limitations with sexual intercourse.
- Diagnosis will include an assessment that helps in giving specific information about the issue related to the urethra and bladder. This helps in managing the UI.
What are the treatment options for prolapse?
Consult the doctor
To make sure you get the best treatment plan which suits your condition you need to consult the best urologist. Tell them about your situation and what all symptoms you are having. For more information, book your appointment today only!