What to Know About Urinary Incontinence and OBGYN Treatments

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A Guide to OBGYN Services Many women feel uncomfortable at the thought of attending an OBGYN clinic. However, a lot of this discomfort arises because people are not properly informed about the services which an OBGYN doctor can provide or because they do not know what to expect when they attend their first appointment. The aim of this blog is to provide clear and concise info about OBGYN services. I am not a doctor or a nurse but I do have a clear passion for this subject which has inspired me to keep reading and researching it. Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog.


When you first think about your gynaecologist, you likely think of yearly exams. These exams may deal with pap smear appointments, pelvic exams, or follow-up appointments for previous issues. What you may not think of are issues you have with urinary incontinence. Here are some things you need to know about this issue and the treatments your gynaecologist may have to offer you:

Physical Therapy

You may hear that your urinary incontinence is caused by stress -- this refers to weight or weight-based stress on your bladder. This can be caused by several issues, but the important point about this kind of urinary disorder is the type of treatment available to you. Your gynaecologist will perform a pelvic exam to determine if the issue is with your pelvic floor. If it is, they may refer you to physical therapy. Certain therapies can help you relieve the pressure on the bladder and help you to relieve the incontinence issues you are having. Some of the physical therapies may work to build the pelvic muscles while others may work to help for weight loss to reduce stress. 

Bladder Training

If you are trying to avoid surgical procedures to help your urinary issues, bladder training may be an ideal option. Your gynaecologist can help your issues by developing a treatment plan that has you wait longer and longer periods of time between voiding your bladder. This is to help strengthen the bladder walls that may have been damaged during a pregnancy or from the pressure of weight on the bladder over time. 

Lifestyle Changes

You may not think of lifestyle changes as something your OBGYN would help you with. The truth is, your gynaecologist may have been the one that suggested changes during a pregnancy or to help with heavy or severe periods and cramps. As time has gone on, you may find that these changes made during a certain stage of your life are now causing issues with your bladder and incontinence. This means your gynaecologist would be able to step in and determine what changes have lead to the issue and how they can develop a treatment plan to reverse those lifestyle changes and help your issues. 

When you are ready to visit your gynaecologist and discuss your urinary incontinence issues, contact your local office. They can schedule an appointment and help you with any issues you are having. Your doctor can also perform an exam and help discuss treatment plans with you that can work to relieve your incontinence problems. 

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