Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness -  - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons & Urogynecologists located in Pasadena, CA

Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and prevent you from doing all the activities you love. Treating loss of bladder control is a specialty of Dr. Alexis Tran and Dr. David Kimble of Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness located in Pasadena, California. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can get treatment for mild, moderate, and severe urinary incontinence.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can show up as urge incontinence, stress incontinence, or urinary urgency. Stress incontinence describes the leakage of urine when you exert pressure on your bladder during exercise, laughter, sneezing, or heavy lifting. Urge incontinence involves the sudden, intense urge to urinate. In fact, you may experience an involuntary loss of urine before you can reach a bathroom.

Symptoms of urinary incontinence may include frequent urination, such as more than eight times a day or more than two times during the night or you may have trouble with bedwetting.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence may be temporary and caused by an infection or certain dietary habits, such as excessive caffeine consumption. But if you experience urinary incontinence all the time, it’s considered chronic.

Causes of persistent urinary incontinence include:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth, which weaken the muscles and nerves involved in bladder control
  • Changes during menopause and the natural aging process
  • Hysterectomy, which may affect the pelvic floor connective tissue

The doctors at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness can help address incontinence due to any of these issues.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Nonsurgical treatments:

  • Platelet rich plasma therapy
  • The Viveve™ RadiofrequencyTreatment
  • Kegel exercises
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Pelvic floor electrical stimulation
  • Low-dose vaginal estrogen
  • Vulvovaginal laser resurfacing
  • Vaginal pessary
  • Various overactive bladder medications
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve modulation

Surgical treatments:

  • Periurethal bulking procedures
  • Midurethral sling
  • Autologous pubovaginal Sling
  • Burch Procedure
  • Sacral nerve modulation