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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607


Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Urinary Incontinence in Women

Millions of women experience difficulty with bladder control and urinary leakage. The good news is that there are effective treatment options available to you. The Urology Clinic has the most advanced techniques available for both the diagnosis and treatment of this condition so that an individualized plan can be created for each patient.

Causes of Incontinence

The loss of urine is a common symptom and has many possible causes.

  • Outlet incompetence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Medications
  • Associated medical problems (such as diabetes)
  • Urinary tract infection or irritation
  • Limited physical mobility

Evaluation

The evaluation begins with a detailed history and physical examination and may also include the following:

  • Urine culture and sensitivity
  • Urine cytology
  • Voiding diary
  • Urodynamic testing
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystogram

Treatment

Treatment is individualized to each patient, depending on the underlying cause and often more than one treatment option is used to yield the best result.

Summary

Loss of urine is a common problem in women, but there are excellent treatment options available. The Urology Clinic offers a variety of options including medical therapy, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, and surgical therapy for the management of female incontinence.