Leaking Urine

Cheryl Razdan, MD -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cheryl Razdan, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Tulsa, OK

Many effective treatments exist to prevent unexpected or involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence). Cheryl Razdan, MD, is a board-certified gynecologist who is well-known for her expertise and compassion when it comes to treating this sometimes sensitive issue. She starts by identifying the cause of the incontinence and then develops a personalized treatment plan to control your symptoms. Don’t try to live with leaking urine. Call her office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today to schedule a visit or book your appointment with Dr. Razdan online.

Leaking Urine Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a condition that occurs when you’re unable to control your bladder and involuntarily leak urine.

There are several types of urinary incontinence, including:

  • Stress incontinence, which occurs when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy puts pressure on your bladder
  • Urge incontinence, which causes a sudden, intense urge to urinate that’s followed by an involuntary loss of urine and/or the need to urinate more frequently
  • Overflow incontinence that’s often related to incomplete emptying of the urinary bladder, which results in frequent or constant dribbling of urine

Oftentimes, women have a combination of the types, which is known as mixed incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence?

The underlying cause of urinary incontinence is often multifactorial and may relate to the type of incontinence you’re experiencing. Urge incontinence, for instance, may be due to an untreated urinary tract infection or a condition such as diabetes or a neurological disorder.

Stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women and is often traced to weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. This weakening may be caused by:

  • Hormonal changes associated with menopause
  • Physical strain related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Previous abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Persistent constipation and excessive straining during bowel movements

Excessive caffeine use, citrus fruits, and certain medications can also have a diuretic effect that may make it harder to control your bladder.

What are the treatments for urinary incontinence?

Treatment is based on the type of incontinence you’re experiencing and the underlying cause. After performing a thorough exam, a careful review of your symptoms, and possibly lab tests and other studies to diagnose what’s causing your incontinence, Dr. Razdan develops a treatment strategy that resolves your symptoms and works with your lifestyle.

Thus, treatment for urinary incontinence may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Physical therapy exercises to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
  • MonaLisa Touch®
  • O-Shot®

Dr. Razdan is also a gifted surgeon who may recommend a minimally invasive procedure to help repair damaged and weakened muscles or other tissue structures in the pelvic region.

Regardless of the cause of your urinary incontinence, you don’t have to learn to live with it. Many treatments exist to restore bladder control and prevent leaking urine. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Razdan today. Call the office or book your visit online.