Female Incontinence

If you’re among the millions of women with even occasional incontinence, you know what a hassle it is. Not to mention embarrassing. We have assembled a team of women's continence specialists. We're excited to tell you about new, effective options, and we know you're more than ready to hear about them.

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. It can happen occasionally, such as when you cough or sneeze, or it may be ongoing, especially in women with physical disabilities or dementia. Depending on the reasons for your incontinence, treatment may include targeted exercises, medication, biofeedback, special incontinence devices or surgery.

Treatments for Female Incontinence

Don't live another minute trying to ignore incontinence. It's time to see a Spectrum Health urogynecologist. We understand your frustration, so let's talk. Urogynecologists have been specifically trained to understand and treat women's incontinence and related issues. There can be cause and effect scenarios and related reproductive health issues that play into incontinence. Great doctors who haven't specialized in both urinary and reproductive health can understandably be unaware of certain factors. 

From stress incontinence to loss of bladder control after pelvic surgery or childbirth, we can help. There are many effective options to improve or end your incontinence. Let's find the treatment that's best for you, starting here.

Incontinence Medicine
Oral medicines can block the urge to urinate or enable the bladder to hold more urine. Topical medications strengthen tissue in the urinary tract.

Kegel Exercises
Kegels are exercises designed to prevent incontinence. You can strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor with a simple squeeze-and-release movement.

Sacral Nerve Stimulation
An implanted device (InterStim®) is used to stimulate the sacral nerve, just above the tailbone. This nerve activates the muscles and organs that control the bladder.

Surgery for Incontinence
This minimally invasive surgery uses tension-free vaginal tape to support a sagging urethra, and prevents accidental urine leakage when you cough or move vigorously.