Oliver NC Urinary Incontinence Doctor
If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, you’ll find relief here at Mohamed & Associates Urology. There’s a lot we can do for you! Contact our clinic today for an Oliver NC urinary incontinence doctor.
Dealing with urinary incontinence may seem embarrassing, but it’s more common than you might be thinking, and it’s treatable. In most cases, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment is enough to ease the condition or stop it! At Mohamed & Associates Urology, our urinary incontinence doctor can help you ease into those lifestyle changes or provide any medical treatment you require. Connect with us today if you believe you need our services.
What kind of doctor should I see for bladder problems?
For bladder problems like urinary incontinence, you certainly could go see your primary care physician, but the physician will likely refer you to see a specialist. This kind of specialist is a urologist. A urologist is a urinary incontinence doctor but also a doctor that deals with other problems related to the bladder, as well as problems with the urinary tract and the reproductive system.
Here at Mohamed & Associates Urology, our urologist is able to see adults, seniors, and children, so anyone of any age in your family can receive care from him. The doctor can provide a number of diagnostic and treatment services, including surgery when it’s necessary. Most patients, however, only need simple treatment for urinary incontinence.
How does a urologist check your bladder?
When you go see a urologist about urinary incontinence, the first thing the doctor will do is ask you about your medical history and your symptoms. In many cases of urinary incontinence, a patient experiences occasional, minor urine leaks, but in other cases, the leaks are more significant and frequent. There are also different types of urinary incontinence, like stress incontinence and urge incontinence, and there are different causes for urinary incontinence, like a urinary tract infection. The doctor will also perform a physical exam during your visit.
After all that, the doctor may recommend a test like a urinalysis, or ask you to make a bit of a bladder diary in which you record what you drink, when you urinate, the number of incontinence episodes you have, and other things for several days. If further testing is required, the doctor may perform another test like a cystoscopy which would allow the urologist to see your bladder. This procedure uses a hollow tube with a lens that’s inserted into your urethra and then into your bladder.
What does a urologist do for incontinence?
Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence, its severity, and its underlying cause. Sometimes a combination of treatments will work best for a patient. If there’s an underlying condition that’s causing your incontinence, that condition will have to be treated. Some of the treatments we can provide here at Mohamed & Associates Urology include:
- Behavioral techniques like bladder training or fluid and diet management
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises to strengthen the muscles that help control urination
- Electrical stimulation to stimulate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles
- Medications which can calm an overactive bladder, relax the bladder muscle, make it easier to empty the bladder, etc.
- Surgery only when necessary
- Medical devices which can help women with incontinence
- Interventional therapies like certain injections
- Absorbent pads and catheters
Do you have an Oliver NC urinary incontinence doctor?
Yes, we do! Mohamed & Associates Urology has Dr. Adel Mohamed MD for the Oliver NC area and beyond. The doctor is a true professional who’s very compassionate with his patients, and he can see patients of any sex or age. He accepts most major insurances. To learn more about the doctor, please see our Meet Our Doctor page.
Reach out to us if you need our services! Call our clinic at (919) 335-8848 or book with us online for an appointment/meet-and-greet with Dr. Adel Mohamed. We can take your call Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and you’ll find our clinic over at 507 N Brightleaf Blvd #205, Smithfield, NC 27577 (in the Johnston Medical Arts Pavilion Medical Building).
We look forward to seeing you soon here at Mohamed & Associates Urology!