Incontinence

Uzoma K. Nwaubani, MD -  - Urogynecology

NUWA WORLD

Uzoma K. Nwaubani, MD

Urogynecology & Medical Spa & Laser Center located in Wildwood, FL

Don’t be embarrassed, dismayed, or overwhelmed by incontinence when effective solutions are available at NUWA WORLD in Wildwood, Florida. The experienced medical group treats urinary and fecal incontinence and offers on-site medical and surgical management for this bothersome condition. From medications to healthy lifestyle changes and surgical procedures, you can find relief from incontinence at NUWA WORLD. Schedule an appointment online or call NUWA WORLD today.

Incontinence Q & A

What is incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable leaking of urine. Fecal incontinence occurs when you can’t control your bowel movements and stool leaks out unexpectedly.

What causes incontinence?

Incontinence can have a number of causes or contributing factors:

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is typically a symptom of an underlying medical condition, like pelvic organ prolapse — when the tissues and muscles that support your pelvic organs become loose or weak. 

Urinary incontinence might be temporary, caused by certain beverages like alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated drinks, or medications like sedatives and muscle relaxants.

Other causes include:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Obstruction, such as a tumor along the urinary tract or urinary stones

Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, may also cause urinary incontinence.

Fecal incontinence

For normal bowel movements, you need to have the ability to sense, relax, and store stool.  

Causes of fecal incontinence include:

  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse 
  • Previous surgery, such as a surgery to treat enlarged veins in the rectum
  • Rectocele where the rectum protrudes through the vagina 

Your nervous system, rectum, and anus must all be working normally for you to hold stool.

What treatments manage incontinence?

NUWA WORLD has valuable treatments for incontinence, such as medications, weight loss, pelvic muscle exercises, and healthy lifestyle modifications, such as stress management and nutritional counseling. 

The right treatment for you depends on what’s causing your incontinence. In some cases, your provider might suggest a surgical procedure, such as bladder suspension.

Hormone therapy

In some instances, incontinence can be the result of declining levels of certain reproductive hormones, such as low estrogen levels in women. Low estrogen can lead to thinning of the tissues, a lack of bladder control, and urethral atrophy. 

NUWA WORLD offers BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy to relieve incontinence symptoms and restore hormonal balance.

Bladder suspension

Bladder suspension is a procedure that usually involves the use of sutures to add support to the urethra and bladder neck.

Tension-free vaginal taping

Tension-free vaginal taping (TVT) refers to a minimally invasive procedure where your provider helps close your urethra by carefully placing a small piece of polypropylene mesh tape around your pubic bones under your urethra.

Your provider might also suggest effective procedures or treatments that typically involve surgery or laser technology to stimulate cell regeneration and address any physiological changes or damage. One of these treatments is the MonaLisa Touch® laser system.

Incontinence no longer has to dominate your day. Explore your treatment options and call NUWA WORLD or simply book an appointment online.

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