Urinary Incontinence Doctor in Smithfield, NC
Dr. Mohamed provides treatment for men and women who suffer from various urinary incontinence symptoms such as Overactive Bladder (OAB), Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), or Overflow Incontinence. Call us to make an appointment with our expert urologist.
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What are the different types of incontinence?
What treatments are available for urinary incontinence?
When should I talk with a doctor?
Urinary incontinence is a common issue experienced by both men and women. At Mohamed & Associates Urology Center, we provide compassionate support and effective treatments that can improve urinary incontinence symptoms. Many people do not seek treatment for their urinary incontinence because of fear or embarrassment. Our exceptional doctors want you to know that you are not alone, and that help is available. There are several different types of incontinence that can impact men and women, and the symptoms and treatments are unique to each type.
Urinary incontinence is divided into 4 specific types: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), Overactive Bladder (OAB), Overflow Incontinence, and Mixed Incontinence (a combination of SUI and OAB types). Patients with overflow incontinence create more urine than their bladder can hold. This cause the bladder to be overfull, and leads to urine leakage. This type of incontinence is most common in men with prostate issues. OAB is sometimes referred to as urgency incontinence. OAB is common in both men and women and its most obvious symptom is a sudden and intense urge to urinate. OAB primarily effects women after menopause and men with prostate issues, however diet can also be an important factor. SUI is caused by weak pelvic muscles and is more common in women than men. SUI can cause bladder leakage when a patient exercises, laughs, or sneezes. Mixed Incontinence occurs when a patient experiences the symptoms of SUI and OAB simultaneously.
Many different devices can hold or collect urine to help manage urinary incontinence. These devices can provide patients with urinary incontinence a greater sense of freedom by allowing them to enjoy their daily activities without fear of sudden bladder leakage. Indwelling catheters, external collecting systems, urine drainage bags, and intermittent catheterization can each provide customizable methods of urine drainage and collection. Drainage bags come in different sizes, allowing for greater collection overnight or smaller drainage bags that can allow for discreet collection. Absorbent products can provide protection for small leaks and come in many forms, so you can choose the one that is right for you. Everything from thin liners to adult diapers can provide discreet protection that allows you to enjoy your daily life without fear of bladder leakage.
If your urinary incontinence is beginning to have a negative impact on your daily life, it is time to speak with a specialist about your treatment options and controlling your bladder leakage symptoms. If you have found yourself avoiding social activities or feeling panicked or stressed when you cannot immediately access a bathroom facility, it may be time to have an honest discussion with your doctor about your symptoms. At Mohamed & Associates Urology Center, we understand that talking about urinary incontinence can be scary or embarrassing, but we want you to feel comfortable asking your urologist any question, so we can provide you with the best and most effective treatment options for you and your body.
If you are experiencing urinary incontinence and want to speak with an experienced doctor about your symptoms, contact Mohamed & Associates Urology Center today. Our knowledgeable and compassionate providers can help you understand your options and develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle.