Urinary Incontinence Specialist in Columbus, Ohio

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common condition among women. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time.

If urinary incontinence affects your day-to-day activities, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our doctors. In most cases, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease your discomfort or stop urinary incontinence. Some common symptoms include:

  • experiencing difficulty in starting a urine stream
  • the amount of effort put forth to maintain it
  • the stream is interrupted
  • there is residual urine left in the bladder after urination

Incontinence Treatment Options

Types of Urinary Incontinence

What Is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?

Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).

If you have an overactive bladder, you may isolate yourself, or limit your work and social life. The good news is that a brief evaluation can determine whether there’s a cause for your overactive bladder symptoms. Available treatments may greatly reduce or eliminate the symptoms and help you manage their effect on your daily life.

Incontinence Testing in Columbus, OH

Urodynamics is a group of diagnostic test procedures to assess how the bladder and urethra are functioning with respect to storing and releasing urine. Generally speaking, urodynamic testing provides precise measurements using sophisticated instruments to assess the bladder’s ability to eliminate urine steadily and completely. We have urodynamic testing equipment at both of our office locations, and can perform these tests for patients when indicated.

The tests help physicians determine if:

  • a patient is experiencing difficulty in starting a urine stream
  • the amount of effort put forth to maintain it
  • the stream is interrupted
  • there is residual urine left in the bladder after voiding

 To schedule an appointment, contact Comprehensive Women’s Care at (614) 583-5552.

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