What Are The Causes of Urinary Incontinence?
The most common causes of urinary incontinence are:
Weakness of pelvic floor muscles
Urinary incontinence due to neurological diseases
Urinary Tract Infection
Previous pelvic surgeries
Previous prostate surgeries
There are different types of urinary incontinence depending on how and when the patient is incontinent.
This type of urinary incontinence is associated with which part of the urinary tract is affected.
Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is the condition of urinary incontinence during the following activities;
Coughing, sneezing, laughing
Exercises such as running, jumping
Lifting heavy loads, such as shopping items
Urge (urge-style urinary incontinence): It is a type of urinary incontinence with a sudden urge-style urge in the bladder.
More detailed information is provided in the overactive bladder section.
What Are The Diagnostic Methods In Urinary Incontinence?
A pelvic ultrasound
Post-Void Residual Study
What Are The Treatment Methods?
After the examinations, primarily lifestyle changes and exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles are recommended according to the amount and level of urinary incontinence.
If it is not sufficient, drug treatments are applied. Surgical treatment methods are applied in patients with no results. TOT/TVT (Bladder hanging surgeries) are performed in patients with stress-type urinary incontinence.
Bladder botox or bladder augmentation (bladder augmentation surgery) is performed as a surgical method in patients with urge-type urinary incontinence.