There are so many factors in life that we simply accept as normal, even though we may not be happy with the situation. Your general acceptance may be a survival instinct or just a sign that we, as women, have busy lives and other priorities. Some things, though, eat away at our confidence and comfort little-by-little every day. Urinary incontinence is one such example. It is common to experience a little leakage now and then, but when does urinary incontinence become a concern to discuss with Dr. Shoemaker?
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Before considering the reasons that you may want to seek Dr. Shoemaker’s expertise for your urine leakage, here’s an overview of the different types of urinary incontinence.
No, this does not mean that you pee a little every time you are overwhelmed with work or the kids are demonstrating a need for freedom. Stress incontinence refers to stress placed on the bladder, such as when you urinate when you laugh, lift something heavy or sneeze.
Some people experience leakage because their bladders do not empty completely when they use the restroom. If you feel as if your bladder is still full after urination, you may have overflow incontinence.
The theme of urge incontinence is, “I have to go now!” A woman with this type of urinary incontinence does not have a subtle, gradual increase in the trigger to urinate. Instead, it comes on very quickly.
When Urinary Incontinence is No Longer Normal
You may be able to think of times when you experienced one or more of these types of incontinence. Women who seek treatment for UI symptoms can typically and “yes” to one or more of these questions.
- Do you limit your activities and social schedule because you are afraid of having leakage?
- Do you spend time dwelling on the emotional effects of the condition?
- Have you changed your clothing to fit better with those times when urine escapes from your bladder?
- Do you rush to the bathroom quickly?
- Has quality time with your family suffered because of the emotional effects of urinary incontinence?
These are just some of the concerns that Dr. Shoemaker wants to hear so that he can recommend the best treatment for your incontinence.
There’s Hope Thanks to Geneveve™ Vaginal Rejuvenation
For women who live with the effects of urinary incontinence, we have great news! With one comfortable, easy treatment in our office, you can start to take control of your urine leakage and return to the higher quality of life that you had in years past. Our Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation treatment uses radiofrequency energy to thicken the tissues that help you control your bladder. There are no needles or surgery. You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Learn How Geneveve™ Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Improve Your Life
Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker of Innovations in Women’s Health is a gynecological surgeon who offers obstetrician and gynecologist service to women in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas of Texas. Urinary incontinence is not normal, and you do have an option for managing the problem. To learn more about Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation and our other services, contact Innovations in Women’s Health to schedule a consultation.