Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology

Gynecologists/Urogynecologists, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery located in Fairhope, AL

With age, your urinary sphincter may begin to lose some of its original strength. For many women, this process speeds up after childbirth. The team at Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology in Fairhope, Alabama, understands the inconvenience, fear of public humiliation, and the additional sanitary product expenses that come with urinary incontinence. Located in Fairhope, Alabama, the practice offers several solutions to help you regain control over your body and self-confidence again. If urinary incontinence is affecting your everyday life, call or schedule an appointment online at Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology today.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence occurs when you cannot hold in your urine. When the urinary sphincter becomes weak due to aging or childbirth, you may become incontinent if you can no longer control the urge to urinate. Nearly 30% of women are incontinent, and it can become worse when you cough or laugh.

How do I know if I’m incontinent?

If you have trouble holding in your urine, you’re likely incontinent. There are several factors that may increase your chances of being incontinent, including:

  • Recent childbirth
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Recent hysterectomy or other gynecological procedures
  • Menopause
  • Neurological conditions (i.e. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Diabetes

Beyond these, there are other pre-existing conditions that may include urinary incontinence as a symptom or side-effect. If you suffer from these or other conditions involving your bladder or pelvis, talk to your provider at Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology to find out if you are a candidate for urinary incontinence treatment.

What are my treatment options?

There are many treatment options for urinary incontinence. Some target certain conditions that cause it and others are aimed at preventing the incontinence itself. Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology offers the following:

Botox®

Botox is a versatile treatment, but its main use is to calm or relax hyperactive muscles. The bladder is no different: if your urinary incontinence is caused by a neurologic condition, Botox may be used to calm the overactive nerves in your bladder that are causing it.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a therapy aimed at tightening your muscles. PRP can be used to tighten the muscles of your pelvic floor, thus allowing you to regain control of your urinary flow.

InterStim™

InterStim is a bladder-control therapy that targets the nerves, rather than the muscles, of your bladder. It successfully helps many patients to restore control over their bladder, solving their urinary incontinence caused by a variety of conditions.

ThermiVa

ThermiVa is a therapeutic option that’s non-invasive, as opposed to the many surgical solutions to your incontinence. It uses heat, or radiofrequency, to promote the tightening of your pelvic tissues. It’s a popular solution to urinary incontinence because of its quick results and low recovery time.

If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence and are interested in exploring your treatment options, the providers at Brown, Pearson, and Guepet Gynecology are ready to help you find the root cause of your incontinence in order to develop a personalized treatment plan. Call or schedule an appointment online to find a solution today.