A form of urinary incontinence that many women struggle with is urge incontinence. Urge incontinence is a condition caused by abnormal bladder contractions and is the second most common type of urinary incontinence for women, with stress incontinence being the leader. Simply put, urge incontinence is when you have sudden, urgent desires to urinate. In these instances, you are unable to to hold it in and refrain from going to the bathroom. With urge incontinence, the bladder can empty itself and urine leaks at the most inconvenient and inopportune times. This could mean urine could leak when you’re out in public, while you’re sleeping, or for women- even during sex. People with urge incontinence also tend to have an increased frequency of urinating.
The most common causes for urge incontinence ultimately boil down to issues with the bladder. Involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle cause this urine leakage to occur. This is commonly referred to as an “overactive bladder". With this condition, you leak urine because the bladder muscles contract the wrong and unexpected times. These bladder contractions often happen regardless of how much urine is in the bladder.
Although urge incontinence is a common type of urinary incontinence, there are many cases in which women suffer from more than one type. In many instances, women can suffer from mixed incontinence, which is both stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Our practice offers non-surgical solutions to treat urinary urge incontinence. We understand how involuntary urine leakage can be stressful, embarrassing, and disruptive to your day to day. Stress incontinence can be a hindrance to you social and professional life. Our board certified urologist Dr. Rusnack has had a proven track record of helping women gain back control over their bladder and treat their urinary incontinence. Please call us at (310) 289 0143 or fill out or contact form and we will get back to you shortly.