HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > GYN Diagnosis Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


Urinary Discomfort and Incontinence

From the GYN Diagnosis Articles List

What can cause urinary discomfort and incontinence?What can cause urinary discomfort and incontinence?

Urinary discomfort and incontinence are not normal, though you might experience these symptoms occasionally. There can be many reasons for these issues, including several gynecologic concerns. If you experience frequent urinary issues, you’ll need to speak to your doctor to discover the underlying cause.

There can some minor, easily resolved issues which can cause some urinary discomfort. These can include being dehydrated or having a urinary tract infection. Interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition, could also be the culprit, as well as various bladder conditions and diseases. Having kidney stones may also cause discomfort with urination. If there has been trauma or damage to the urological system, those can cause urinary discomfort as well.

Incontinence can also occur for several reasons, including pressure on the bladder from other organs, abnormal nerve signals, thyroid issues, uncontrolled diabetes, medications, mental impairment, urinary tract infection, and several other medical conditions. There are several different types of incontinence which can range from minor to significant. What is causing your incontinence can affect how significant the leakage may be and how long it will last.

Gynecologic reasons for urinary discomfort and incontinence include:If you experience any type of urinary discomfort or incontinence, schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor. You may be dealing with a simple, easy to fix problem, or you could have a more serious health concern. Keeping a detailed symptom diary can help you share your symptoms accurately with your doctor so the two of you can figure out what might be going on without too many unnecessary tests. Besides speaking with your gynecologist, you may also find it helpful to seek a second opinion from a uro-gynecologist who has training and experience in both the female reproductive and urological systems.

You can learn more about pelvic floor health concerns by reading the HysterSisters Pelvic Floor Articles.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-15-2015 - 12:32 AM


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.

Recommended for Hysterectomy Recovery

Mesh Panty

Mesh panties are stretchy and light - perfect for holding peri pads securely during hysterectomy recovery. [...More]

Post-Op Panty

Post-operative compression panty with medical grade silicone to speed hysterectomy recovery + reduce scarring. [...More]

Softest Bra Ever

When you want to wear something, but feel nothing. Two in a value pack for your hysterectomy recovery. [...More]

HysterSisters Articles

Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor

Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Suite 300
Noblesville IN 46060
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Suite 30
Louisville KY 40207
Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Ste 205
Anchorage AK 99508
Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
Suite 210
New Lenox IL 60451
Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
suite 104
Miamisburg OH 45342
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290


Hysterectomy News

March 29,2017


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing