Overactive Bladder & Urge Incontinence
Overactive bladder is a condition in which the patient feels a frequent and strong urge to urinate. This can also cause urge incontinence in which patients experience a strong desire to urinate, but leak before they are able to get to the bathroom. Interstitial cystitis is another condition, which can lead to the symptoms of an overactive bladder and pelvic pain associated with urination and sometimes intercourse.
An estimated 15 million people in the United States experience significant urinary frequency, loss of urinary control, and/or unexplained pelvic pain. These symptoms can severely affect a patient’s quality of life. The providers at Wisconsin Institute of Urology offer an array of options for the treatment of overactive bladder and urge incontinence. These include behavioral modification, medications, and sometimes surgery.
Urinary Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence is a condition that causes involuntary loss of urine during laughing, coughing, sneezing, or any other types of physical stress. Stress incontinence occurs because of weakness in the ligaments and muscles that support the bladder and urethra. The most common reasons to develop stress incontinence include aging, childbirth, genetics, radiation, prior gynecologic surgery, or prior surgery to correct urinary incontinence. The providers at Wisconsin Institute of Urology offer many options for both evaluating and treating stress incontinence.
Retention of urine or incomplete emptying of the bladder can lead to serious health complications including urinary tract infections, stones and kidney failure. There are many causes of urinary retention including enlarged prostate, a urethral stricture (scar tissue in the uretha) and a weak or non-functioning bladder. Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a kidney blockage at the top part of the ureter (the tube that drains the kidney) where it enters the kidney. Our experts successfully diagnose and treat these conditions every day.
Discover compassionate urology care at Wisconsin Institute of Urology. Call us at 920-886-8979 or toll-free at 877-897-7747, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Shawano, New London, Ripon, Fond du Lac and nearby communities.