While you may think you’re alone in dealing with this frustrating and often embarrassing problem, it’s important to know that urinary incontinence affects millions of women of various ages. If you’re suffering from this particular problem, it’s good to know there’s someone out there who can help you deal with this in an understanding, confidential manner. Dr. Wilburn of Genesis Women’s Health Services is available to help women in the Victorville, Apple Valley, and Hesperia areas.
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence involves the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It is also commonly referred to as an “overactive bladder,” which can involve everything from losing a little urine whenever you sneeze, cough, or laugh too hard, experiencing the sudden, uncomfortable “urge to go”, or something as extreme as bed-wetting. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Wilburn can help you determine the cause and prescribe an effective treatment plan that will help get your urinary health and life in general back on track.
What Are Some Of My Treatment Options?
Depending upon the type and severity of incontinence you may be suffering, treatments can include medication, pelvic floor exercises, and even surgery to correct this common, albeit problematic and troubling, condition. Some common medications for incontinence include Ditropan, Detrol, Enablex, Toviaz, and Vesicare. These medications are commonly used for “urge incontinence” and work by relaxing the bladder muscle, thereby increasing the amount of urine your bladder can hold. However, not everyone is a candidate for medication therapy alone. Some women may benefit from a combination of medication and pelvic floor exercises, which help strengthen the bladder and pelvic muscles. In other cases, surgery may be needed in order to fully correct the problem.
What If I Need Surgery?
If Dr. Wilburn determines that surgery would be the best option to treat your urinary incontinence, rest assured you’re in the best of hands with her. Certain in-office procedures may be suggested and performed as a precursor to surgery, in order to determine the cause of and the best treatment for your particular case. Dr. Wilburn has over 35 years in the gynecology field, and she is a board-certified surgeon who is more than capable of performing the surgery you need in order to help you enjoy life again without the constant worry of “having an accident.” For more information on Dr. Wilburn and the services she offers, please contact our office.