Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women

Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA

It might be something you have a difficult time talking about, but you’re not alone. Millions of women in the United States don’t have full control over their bladder, also known as urinary incontinence. At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the team can help you regain control over your bladder. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

If you can’t fully control your bladder, whether it’s a small dribble of urine or full loss of control, you could have urinary incontinence. While you might find your urinary incontinence embarrassing, it’s a treatable condition.

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

There are several different types of urinary incontinence. Knowing your type can help the team devise the best treatment plan.

Stress incontinence

If you leak a small amount of urine after a sneeze or during a run, you could have stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence

Also known as overactive bladder, urge incontinence is when you have a sudden and strong need to urinate, which could cause you to lose control of your bladder before you reach the bathroom.

Mixed incontinence

Many women have both stress and urge incontinence, which is referred to as mixed incontinence.

Overflow incontinence

If you’re unable to completely empty your bladder, you could experience leakage due to overflow.

Functional incontinence

Functional incontinence occurs when you can’t get to the bathroom due to a physical or mental condition, such as dementia or being confined to a wheelchair.

What can I do to regain bladder control?

The team at Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women provides a number of treatment options to help you regain bladder control.

They can first start with behavioral techniques, such as following a bathroom schedule, limiting your fluid intake, or retraining your bladder by delaying urination.

They can also recommend pelvic-floor exercises, such as kegels, to help improve the strength of your pelvic muscles.

If these behavioral techniques fail to help, they can recommend:

  • Medication, such as alpha blockers or anticholinergics
  • Topical estrogen
  • Bulking agents

MonaLisa Touch® is a minimally invasive laser treatment used to treat symptoms of menopause that also helps improve urine control. The gentle laser regenerates vaginal tissue and improves both strength and function and can help resolve your incontinence.

Surgery might also be recommended if you’re still having a difficult time gaining control over your bladder with the more conservative methods.

For treatment and management of urinary incontinence, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.