Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Women to Women OB GYN Care

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Hollywood, FL

Approximately 15 million women in the United States suffer from stress urinary incontinence, and it’s more common as you get older. If your life is limited by incontinence, no matter your age, Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak at Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, can help, providing innovative treatments and compassionate care. To put an end to your urinary incontinence, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

Women to Women OB GYN Care

What is urinary incontinence?

In its simplest definition, urinary incontinence is the inability to control your bladder function. There are several types of incontinence, including:

Stress incontinence

If you leak urine when you apply sudden pressure to your bladder (think sneezing and coughing), this is known as stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence

If you feel an uncontrollable urge to urinate, which can even happen after you’ve just emptied your bladder, and you’re unable to control the urge, leading to the involuntary release of urine, this is known as urge incontinence.

Mixed incontinence

If you have symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence, you have what’s known as mixed incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Women are twice as likely as men to have urinary incontinence, and the most common reasons for the problem include:

  • Weakened bladder support
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • The loss of estrogen during menopause
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hysterectomy

Incontinence can also be brought on my neurological disorders or other existing medical conditions, but the lion’s share of the problem is attributable to age and reproduction.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Your treatment depends on the type of incontinence you have. Most women complain of stress incontinence, which your doctor can treat using innovative laser therapy that strengthens the support of your bladder. Called the MonaLisa Touch®, this noninvasive laser treatment is allowing women to regain their quality of life after childbirth or menopause.

Your OB/GYN may also recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore tissue health to your bladder and vagina.

If your problem lies in urge incontinence, Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak recommend behavioral techniques and pelvic floor exercises that help you better control your urges and your bladder.

There are also a number of medications and simple procedures that can help with incontinence. Rest assured that Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak work tirelessly to find a solution for your urinary incontinence that allows you to take back control over your life. Often, they may use several different treatment protocols to ensure your success.

To break free of the bonds of urinary incontinence, call Women to Women OB GYN Care or schedule an appointment online today.