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Urinary Discomfort and Incontinence
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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 - 01:32 AM
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