Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients      Phone:  321-806-3929

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Leaking Urine When You Don't Want To
Marja Sprock, MD FACOG

Leaking urine when you do not want to or urinary incontinence is a common problem. Urinary incontinence is more common in women who have had children, women over 65 years of age and women with diabetes or neurologic diseases as multiple sclerosis. Weekly loss of urine occurs in at least 10% of women. Over 60 years of age 30-50% of women are affected by urinary incontinence. The condition is common and has a large impact on the quality of life of numerous women.

Most women prefer not to have the insecurity of never being able to rely that your clothes stay dry or having to cut in line for a public bathroom.

The involuntary loss of urine increases with age as well as the severity. Daily incontinence occurs in about 12% of women in the US between the ages of 60-64 years and in 21% of women 85 years and older. In younger women having children is the main risk factor and in older women often functional impairment. Obesity, some medications and functional impairments are also important risk factor for incontinence.

Stress incontinence (leakage with activity, coughing, laughing) is the reason for about half of the incontinence in women, urge (“got to go”) incontinence becomes more common with increasing age.

Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence and is the most common type of urinary incontinence.

Overflow incontinence is a continuous dribbling/leakage because of incomplete bladder emptying, which can be caused by an obstruction or a bladder which does not contract well. The bladder’s under activity to empty occurs less often in younger women and occurs in 5-10% of women getting to the more advanced ages.

Stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence and overflow incontinence are four major types of urinary incontinence

By symptoms alone it is not entirely possible to make a diagnosis of which incontinence is being dealt with, but it can give a good indication. If you have a strong urge to void and leak before getting to the toilet often occurs in urge incontinence.

If jumping on the trampoline, coughing and laughing causes leakage, it is often stress incontinence.

But there are many symptoms that can occur with any of the incontinence examples, like frequency, nocturia (going to the bathroom at night) or leakage when bending over.

A bladder infection, severe constipation or uncontrolled diabetes can also cause incontinence. Treatment for incontinence can vary from treating the underlying disease to muscle training, to medications, nerve stimulation, timed voiding, and change in fluid intake.

The impact on the quality of life is enormous and can influence self-esteem, sleep, infection, sexual interaction, social withdrawal and having to deal with embarrassment.

There are numerous treatment options available for incontinence.  See Dr. Sprock at Central Florida UroGynecology in Rockledge for a consultation. Call 321-806-3929 for an appointment or leave a note here.

Did you know?
  1. Getting up to urinate once at night may be normal with aging.  More than once could be a problem.
  2. Fecal incontinence is more common than you think and can often be treated
  3. Pelvic Ultrasound can help with the evaluation of prolapse and incontinence
  4. Urodynamic evaluation can help with detecting the reason for incontinence
  5. Back issues can often lead to problems with urine and stool
  6. Prevent liquid stool, it is difficult to control for most people
  7. Central Florida UroGynecology has a state of the art ultrasound machine to provide you with the most current medical evaluations
  8. Kegel exercises are often performed incorrectly and a short instruction course can change your life
  9. Most women suffer for years before deciding to have a labioplasty
  10. Laughter is great medicine, but better if you can keep it dry


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