Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Defects

What are the differences?

There are two main types of urinary incontinence. These are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence.

If you have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you may lose urine when you:

  • Laugh, sneeze or cough, or do exercise.

If you have urge urinary incontinence you might have:

  • Sudden losses of urine without any warning, or the inability to reach the bathroom before you start leaking.

What can I do if I have urinary incontinence?

First, talk to your doctor to determine the type and cause of your incontinence. Your physician will probably examine you and will possibly suggest urodynamic measurement tests, which can easily be performed by Dr. Verdiales. To learn more information about urodynamic measurement tests, please check out this web site.

If you are having symptoms of urinary incontinence, please feel free to discuss these with Dr. Verdiales.

  • Bladder Testing Questionnaire for Women
  • Bladder Satisfaction Survey

What are pelvic floor defects?

These occur when the connective tissue that holds your female organs in place is weakened, and as a result, there is a bladder prolapse, rectal prolapse or uterine prolapse. Sometimes more than one problem can be found at the same time.

Most women that have these situations will complain of pressure, feeling “something” bulging from their vaginas, or difficulty passing stool.

If you feel that you might have some of these symptoms, come talk with Dr. Verdiales, there are multiple options for you.