Total Incontinence Treatment in NYC
There are several different types of urinary incontinence. What makes these various forms of urinary incontinence different is determined by their causes and severity of symptoms. Total incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence that prevents the bladder from storing urine. This causes the individual with total incontinence to continuously leak urine, or to have recurrent large leakages of urine.
If you are experiencing bladder leakage and are seeking treatment, contact Washington Heights Urology to discuss the treatment that best fits your lifestyle. Dr. Valenzuela will take the time to evaluate your condition and discuss the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinics in NYC, please call (212) 781-9696 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
What Are the Causes of Total Incontinence?
An individual can suffer from total incontinence for a variety of reasons. The three most common causes of total incontinence consist of:
- A congenital defect (a condition that the patient has had since birth).
- Serious injury sustained by the spinal cord or urinary system.
- Development of a fistula, which is a hole or channel that exists between the bladder and other nearby organs.
What Puts You at Risk for Total Incontinence?
Total incontinence can develop in anyone, but is most often associated with certain conditions and factors such as:
- Disease of the prostate
- Female gender
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurologic diseases
- Mature age
How is Total Incontinence Treated?
The treatment options from Dr. Valenzuela for total incontinence are the same as those available for other types of incontinence. Dr. Valenzuela is likely to begin this process by having you try less invasive treatment methods such as pelvic floor muscle exercises or medications.
If such treatments are proven to be ineffective for a particular patient, more serious options such as interventional therapies or surgery may be considered. It is important to voice any concerns about your total urinary incontinence with Dr. Valenzuela in order to receive the best possible care for your individual case.
Schedule an Appointment for Incontinence Treatment in NYC
If you are experiencing bladder leakage and seeking treatment for total incontinence, contact Dr. Robert Valenzuela to discuss the treatment options available. To make an appointment to discuss total incontinence treatment at our urology clinic in NYC, please call (212) 781-9696 or request an appointment through our secure online form.