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Urinary incontinence

Leaking urine is common in women and nothing to be embarrassed about.

Types of urinary incontinence

  • Stress incontinence

This is when you leak urine when you cough, laugh or lift something heavy as the bladder is put under pressure.

  • Urinary retention

This is when you don't empty your bladder fully which causes leaking.

  • Urge incontinence

You leak urine as soon as you feel the urge to the toilet.

  • Total incontinence

You constantly leak urine and have little control.

You can be more susceptible to leak urine if you have been pregnant, given birth, if you are overweight or if you are older.

Treatment for urinary incontinence

There are different causes for incontinence. An overactive bladder can cause urge incontinence so you may be advised to reduce your coffee and alcohol intake as they stimulate the bladder. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can cause stress incontinence so you may be given pelvic floor exercises or referred to pelvic health physiotherapist.

Specialist treatment

If non invasive treatment doesn't help and you are still experiencing urinary incontinence you may need surgery to support your bladder or strengthen your pelvic floor.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book a consultation with Evi Bakali via her secretary or direct with Spire Healthcare.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees and for private medical insurance information.

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