Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Prolapse
We treat urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) in men, women and children. The causes of urinary incontinence differ between men, women and children. The treatments are similarly different. We take a personalized approach to evaluating and treating each individual with urinary problems. We also treat a variety of related urinary bladder problems including bladder prolapse, overactive bladder, frequent urination, interstitial cystitis, neurogenic bladder and urinary retention.
Urinary incontinence is more common than people realize. It frequently occurs in women as young as early 20’s. In men urinary incontinence most commonly occurs after age 50. Many children continue to bedwet beyond the time it becomes socially acceptable.
The good news is that effective treatment is available to treat urinary incontinence in men, women and children alike.
Urinary Incontinence in Women is more common ranging from 10% of women under age 30 to over 60% of women over age 70. Both urge and stress urinary incontinence are common and often coexist. A thorough evaluation including urodynamic testing will help to establish a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan will be customized to address your individual needs.
Urinary Incontinence in Men is most commonly caused by overactive bladder or overflow urinary incontinence. Most commonly these have a common underlying cause which is obstruction of urine flow from prostate. This causes stress on the bladder which leads it to ‘act out’. Stress incontinence is less common in men, and usually happens after surgery for prostate cancer and due to neurological diseases affecting the bladder control muscles. A thorough evaluation, appropriate treatment plan will be customized to address urinary incontinence.
Bladder prolapse or cystocele occur only in women due to the weakness in the wall between the bladder and the vagina “pelvic floor”, the bladder can protrude into the vagina. This can cause urinary problems such as urinary retention, UTI, incontinence and pelvic discomfort.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in treating men and women with urinary problems including urinary incontinence and related problems. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with urinary incontinence, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.