Incontinence Specialist

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG -  - Gynecologist

Grace Gynecology & Wellness

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Rockwall, TX

Urinary incontinence is a common issue for women and affects twice as many women as it does men. But you don’t have to accept the embarrassing condition as part of your aging process. Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG, and her team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness in Rockwall, Texas, are women’s health experts and provide treatment options for women with urinary incontinence. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Incontinence

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of control of your bladder resulting in leaked urine. The leakage can be a small drop or the entire contents of your bladder. As a woman, you are more at risk for urinary incontinence due to the structure of your anatomy, as well as the changes that occur in your body during pregnancy and menopause.

But urinary incontinence isn’t a fact of life for women, and if you’re suffering from the embarrassing condition, the team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness can help you find a treatment that cures it.

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

There are several different types of urinary incontinence. The most common that affect women include:

Stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence occurs from pressure on your bladder that causes you to leak urine. The pressure that leads to leakage may be caused by something as simple as a sneeze or as strenuous as lifting something heavy.

Urge incontinence

Urge incontinence, also referred to as overactive bladder, causes you to feel an intense need to urinate, followed by a bladder spasm that may cause you to leak urine.

Most women have both stress and urge incontinence, which is referred to as mixed incontinence.

What can I do to improve bladder control?

The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness creates individualized treatment plans for the management of your urinary incontinence based on the type urinary incontinence, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause of your incontinence.

The team takes a holistic approach to the management of your health and may offer a behavioral plan that helps you regain control over your bladder, such as:

  • Going to the bathroom on a set schedule
  • Limiting your liquid intake, especially before bed
  • Holding your urine

The team may also recommend pelvic exercises to help you improve both strength and control over your bladder and the supporting muscles.

Topical estrogen may also be recommended to rejuvenate the tissue in the vaginal and urethral area to help improve control.

Grace Gynecology & Wellness also offers MonaLisa Touch®, which is a vaginal laser treatment that restores vaginal health and function and also improves mild cases of urinary incontinence.

Medical devices and bulking agents are also options if the more conservative measures fail to improve your urinary incontinence.

For management of your urinary incontinence from a team of compassionate women’s health experts, call Grace Gynecology & Wellness today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.