Many women experience urinary incontinence. While this condition can be embarrassing it can be effectively treated when the root cause of the incontinence has been diagnosed. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida provide discreet and effective treatment for women from Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee, Florida.
Urinary incontinence is most simply defined as the inability to hold urine; however, the condition can range from leaking just a few drops to the involuntary voiding of the bladder. Urinary incontinence is typically either stress incontinence, where coughing, laughing, or sneezing puts extra pressure on the bladder, pushing out some urine, or urgency incontinence where a sudden and strong need to urinate that’s difficult to control and may result in urine escaping while the patient is on her way to the bathroom. Some of the symptoms associated with incontinence include needing to urinate frequently, an urgent need to urinate, pain during urination, or waking up at night to urinate or leaking urine while sleeping. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida are experts in diagnosing and treating conditions like urinary incontinence and can help their patients lead active lives without the fear of involuntarily leaking urine.
A variety of factors contribute to urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor disorders, for example, where the bladder is insufficiently supported can cause stress incontinence. Urinary tract infections can sometimes cause urine to leak from the body. Constipation may also lead to incontinence. Some women experience incontinence due to a neuromuscular issue where the brain is unable to effectively communicate with the bladder or urethra which can lead to malfunction. If a patient experiences any anatomical problems in the bladder or urethra or blockages due to bladder stones, she may also experience urinary incontinence.
The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida provide treatment customized to address the needs of each individual patient. Treatment may include a combination of actions ranging from lifestyle changes and physical therapy to medical devices, medication, and in severe cases, surgical intervention. Some of the common lifestyle changes suggested to address incontinence include losing weight to reduce pressure on the bladder, managing fluid intake especially later at night, and bladder training. The doctors may also suggest physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor. Patients are frequently advised to practice Kegel exercises. Patients may also have biofeedback training which uses sensors to help patients learn to recognize and use the correct muscles in and around the bladder to control urination. In some cases, a pessary may be prescribed. A pessary is a small device inserted into the vagina that provides additional support to the bladder and other pelvic organs. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida may prescribe medications like Mirabegron or onabotulinumtoxinA to help the patient control their bladders and urination. Surgery is only used when other treatments have failed to treat urinary incontinence. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida will discuss those details with patients if necessary.
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Billing & Insurance
Referrals are needed for the following insurances:
- FHHS Rosen (every six months)
- Wellcare (yearly)
UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.