The Reality: 90% of all incontinence patients in the U.S. are cured or
significantly improved. Sadly, only one in 12 suffering from incontinence seeks medical attention. We know why, and we want to help.
What are the symptoms? The inability to hold your urine. Poor bladder support, an overactive bladder, and a bladder that empties improperly are some of the physical explanations of this disorder. It can be caused by any number of factors including medicines you’re taking, infections you have, post-surgical conditions, physical blockage, child birth, and muscular weakness. It can effect you emotionally, psychologically and drastically restrict your social life. It effects women of all ages.
How do we treat it? We begin with a private, confidential, and thorough physical examination and discussion with you in our office. After we get the results, we will discuss treatment options with you. Our recommendations may include muscular training, medication, dietary changes, collagen injections, biofeedback therapy, and surgery. We will give you the least invasive and best solution for your particular condition.
Please note: We have a full fiberoptic urodynamic lab in our office featuring cystometrics, uroflow, and pressure-flow studies.
The Reality: A chronic and frequently painful bladder condition that primarily effects women. It usually starts after the age of 40, but 25% of those effected are under the age of 30. This condition effects as many as 500,000 adults in the U.S.
What are the symptoms? It is often a difficult condition to diagnose until you see your urologist. Symptoms may include increased frequency and urgency of urination, bladder pain, and negative tests for urinary tract infection.
Note: We have the largest interstitial cystitis practice north of Lansing.
How do we treat it? Options include different oral medications and the placement of medications directly into the bladder with a catheter. Occasionally, a hydrodilation of the bladder is recommended.
Interstitial Cystitis Links: ICHELP