Did you know that one out of four women in the United States struggles with urinary incontinence? This embarrassing and inconvenient issue can affect your quality of life. This problem is among the many services the skilled medical staff treats at Marina OB/GYN in Marina Del Rey, Hawthorne, South Gate, Long Beach, Torrance/ Gardena, Carson & East Los Angeles, CA. If you have urinary incontinence and are ready to find a solution, call or book an appointment today.

request an appointment

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes you to release urine unintentionally. You can have temporary urinary incontinence when you have issues like a urinary tract infection or eat or drink certain things that aggravate your urinary tract, like spicy foods and caffeine.

However, ongoing urinary incontinence can be caused by issues, such as:

Pelvic floor disorders

Your pelvic floor muscles keep your bladder in control of your urine flow. You can develop urinary incontinence when your muscles weaken from issues like vaginal delivery, hormonal changes, or age.

Neuromuscular disorders

You have nerve signals that travel between your brain and bladder. When they get disrupted, your bladder muscles can malfunction, causing sudden contractions and force that produce urine leakage.

Anatomical issues

Urinary incontinence can also come from issues like bladder stones or blockages that occur in your urinary tract.

A proper diagnosis can determine the cause and type of urinary incontinence you have.

What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

There three main types include:

Stress incontinence

This type of incontinence causes urine to leak when pressure is placed on your bladder that can happen when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or even exercise. It can also be caused by pelvic floor disorders.

Urgency incontinence

Urgency incontinence occurs when you suddenly need to urinate without warning that causes you to urinate involuntarily. This is also called an overactive bladder, which is most likely caused by neuromuscular issues.

Mixed incontinence 

This type describes having both stress and urgency incontinence.

When you schedule an appointment at Marina OB/GYN, they can evaluate your symptoms and provide a treatment that works for you.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Femilift Co2 Vaginal Laser:

Thanks to research and development, you can now receive a permanent solution to your urinary incontinence. At Marina OB/GYN, the team provides the breakthrough technology FemiLift™ CO2 laser procedure, which is a minimally invasive treatment. This drug-free technology helps control mild to moderate degrees of incontinence.  The laser stimulates the production of new collagen and shrinks tissues, which creates firmness and resilience. The treatment rejuvenates the supportive tissues and muscles in and around your bladder and urethra, which causes your urine leakage to stop.

Botox to the bladder muscles:

Treatment of Urge incontinence with the use ofBotox into the bladder is a well-established treatment option.  Botox into the bladder has proven to give dramatic improvements in symptoms and quality of life in women who suffer from urine incontinence.  Botox injections into the bladder is done in the office setting with local anesthesia into the bladder.  The botox is placed via a very small camera scope advanced gentley through your urethra.  The bladder is slightly distended with saline and a micro needle places the botox into the bladder muscle at the precise depth for best results.  The treatment takes approximately 1-2 minutes and only causes mild discomfort.  There is no recover from botox to the bladder.  Its benficial effects begin approx. 5 days after the procedure and usually last for 5 months.  75%+ of patients experience life improving reduction or elimination of urgency urination incontinence.  The treatement has improved hundreds of thousands of women’s quality of life.

No matter what type of urinary incontinence you might have, it’s best to make an appointment with the Marina OB/GYN professionals to get the relief you need. Call or schedule a visit online today.