Urinary incontinence encompasses symptoms such as urinary urgency, frequency, waking up to pass urine at night, urine loss with sex, coughing, sneezing, laughing or, walking.
It can affect your social life and wellbeing. It may be associated with prolapse but not always. Your Eve Health gynaecologist will take a detailed history of your symptoms as well as your medical, obstetric, social, medication and surgical history. Examination can often help with the diagnosis and there are some specialised tests that may be required. Treatment can include lifestyle changes such as weight loss, fluid restriction and pelvic floor exercises. Some medications can help and surgery is sometimes required. Your Eve Health gynaecologist will take your concerns seriously and aim to understand the effects on your lifestyle and relationships, and seek to find the best possible solution for your situation.
If you think you may be experiencing some of these symptoms, please ask your GP to consider referring you to an Eve Health gynaecologist for further assessment and investigation.