The unexpected loss of urine (incontinence) can be embarrassing and often signals an underlying problem that needs medical attention. S. Adam Ramin, MD, is a board-certified urologist and surgeon with a busy practice in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles. He provides expert care for problems that cause urinary incontinence in a welcoming environment that makes it easy to discuss even this frustrating condition. To receive treatment for your urinary incontinence, schedule a visit with Dr. Ramin. Call the office or make your appointment online.
Urinary incontinence describes a loss of bladder control that causes unexpected urinary leakage. You may occasionally leak urine when you cough or sneeze, or you may have a sudden urge to urinate that's so strong you can’t reach the toilet in time. Urinary incontinence is not a disease. Rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying medical condition.
There are several types of urinary incontinence and each has unique symptoms, including:
Underlying causes of incontinence can range from urinary tract infections to structural changes due to a shift in the position (prolapse) of pelvic organs. For men, incontinence might be due to prostatic enlargement. Women might experience incontinence due to changes associated with menopause.
Other common causes include:
Certain foods, beverages, and medications can also act as diuretics and stimulate increased urine production.
Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the issue causing your symptoms. Dr. Ramin may recommend changes in your diet, medications to treat an infection, or surgery to repair stretched and weakened pelvic floor muscles.
He might also recommend BotoxⓇ injections to relax overactive bladder muscles responsible for the loss of bladder control.
Regardless of the cause of your urinary incontinence, Dr. Ramin has the medical expertise and skills required for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Schedule a visit today.