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I’m So Embarrassed About Leaking Urine

I’m So Embarrassed About Leaking Urine

Leaking urine throughout the day or overnight is a problem, not only for your health but also for your self-confidence. If you're experiencing urinary incontinence, the key to not being embarrassed is to get to the bottom of the problem.

Most cases of urinary incontinence happen due to a short-term problem or a chronic medical issue. The root cause of urine leaking is the key to figuring out how to prevent incontinence completely.

At NY Urology, Dr. David Shusterman and Dr. Chong-Min Kim offer expert urology services to anyone suffering from urinary issues.

Dr. Shusterman and Dr. Kim are both experienced urologists who help patients figure out what's causing incontinence for a personalized treatment plan to get control of their bladders.

Causes of leaking urine

Urinary incontinence happens when you're unable to hold urine in or control your bladder. Incontinence can be temporary or chronic, depending on the root cause of the problem.

There are several reasons you may suffer from temporary urinary incontinence, and they include the following:

Some people suffer from chronic urinary incontinence, usually caused by more complex medical problems. A few of the causes of chronic urinary incontinence include the following issues:

If you're suffering from leaking urine, the best way to stop it is to get to the bottom of what's causing the issue in the first place. We provide various tests and a comprehensive evaluation to determine what's causing incontinence for a customized treatment plan.

Types of incontinence

Did you know there are various forms of urinary incontinence? Different issues cause each type of urinary incontinence and have specific symptoms and characteristics.

We help you determine what type of incontinence you're living with to provide you with the best treatment options.

Several of the forms of incontinence that lead to urine leakage include the following:

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence causes urine to leak out when something puts pressure on your bladder and pelvic floor muscles. For example, you may experience urine leakage when you laugh, cough, or sneeze.

Urge incontinence

Have you ever had the intense urge to urinate and thought you wouldn't make it? Urge incontinence happens when you have an extreme urge to urinate, and urine leaks out before you can get to the bathroom.

Overflow incontinence

When your bladder can't empty, you can suffer from overflow incontinence. You may experience constant dripping urine due to urine retention in the bladder.

Mixed incontinence

Some people suffer from more than one form of incontinence, which we call mixed incontinence.

Getting help for incontinence

Stopping urine leakage is sometimes as simple as cutting back on coffee, alcohol, or carbonated drinks, all stimulating urine production. However, it can be more complicated.

We offer a personalized evaluation of your incontinence and state-of-the-art testing, such as an ultrasound, cystoscopy, or urodynamic testing to evaluate the urinary tract.

The key to treatment is finding out what's causing urine to leak. For example, if you're living with diabetes or an enlarged prostate leading to incontinence, we provide the proper treatment to eliminate the problem.

If you're dealing with temporary incontinence, we provide lifestyle changes and exercises to help strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent urine from leaking out and causing embarrassment in public.

You can limit fluid intake throughout the day, empty your bladder regularly, and cut back on caffeinated beverages to prevent temporary incontinence.

Along with pelvic floor exercises and bladder training, we help you eliminate urinary incontinence so you can have confidence in yourself.

In some cases, you may need medication to control your bladder if other methods don't successfully eliminate urinary incontinence.

Don't continue to suffer from urine leakage; call NY Urology today to make an appointment with our team, or book a consultation online using our convenient scheduling tool.

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