DIAGNOSTICS

Female urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition associated with frequent urination or urine leakage or both. Individuals with this condition tend to experience discomfort and embarrassment. There are several types of urinary incontinence:

  •         Stress incontinence: a person with this type of incontinence will have issues with leakage if they increase intra-abdominal pressure. This may occur when they laugh, cough, sneeze, play sports, walk or adjust their posture.
  •         Urge incontinence (overactive bladder): a person with this type of incontinence feels a pressing and uncontrollable need to urinate, with or without leakage.
  •         Mixed incontinence: the person experiences both stress and urge incontinence and the leakages that occur with these conditions.
What are the causes of stress incontinence?
This condition results from one or more of the following:
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles and urethral sphincter (these support the bladder and urethra)
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Being overweight
What are the causes of urge incontinence?
  • Behavioural issues (bad habits)
  • Poor management of one’s fluid intake
  • Using certain medications (in particular, diuretics)
  • Spinal cord lesions
  • Parkinson’s disease
What treatments are available for urge incontinence?
  • Dietary changes
  • Behavioural techniques
  • Perineal rehabilitation
  • Medical treatment for overactive bladder
  • Intravesical injection of toxic botulin
  • Neural implants
What treatments are available for stress incontinence?
  • Perineal rehabilitation
  • Midurethral sling surgery
  • Urethral injection therapy using a dermal filler
  • Vaginal laser treatment
  • Suburethral injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Would you like to make an appointment, or do you have any questions? Write to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie d’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, the clinic can not claim the RAMQ for the payment of his services. If you consult Dr Marois, you must pay for the services rendered.

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