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Conditions We Treat: Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence, also known as loss of bladder control, ranges from leaking urine when sneezing or exercising to not being able to control your urge to urinate. If urinary incontinence starts to affect your daily life, there are treatments available that can help.
Urinary Incontinence: What You Need to Know
- Urinary incontinence affects one in four women.
- Symptoms include occasional, minor leaks to more frequent, substantial urination.
- Causes of urinary incontinence include the consequences of childbirth and neurological disorders.
- Factors that increase your risk of urinary incontinence include childbirth, age, obesity, chronic constipation, neurological conditions and some chronic diseases.
- Urinary incontinence may cause embarrassing situations in your personal life.
Watch a webinar presentation given by Dr. Victoria Handa on bladder control problems and available treatments.
Learn more about urinary incontinence in our Health Library.
Discover more information about urinary incontinence in "7 Things You Should Always Discuss with Your Gynecologist."
Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of urinary incontinence?
We use minimally invasive procedures to treat urinary incontinence. One innovative treatment our specialists use is botulinum toxin injections. Injecting botulinum toxin into the bladder helps to relax the bladder muscle. It also can decrease bladder spasms, urgency and leakage.
Learn more about treatments for pelvic floor disorders at Johns Hopkins.
Our Patient Care
Our expert team of urogynecologists (pelvic floor disorder specialists) offers care from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We are one of the few centers nationally that provides coordinated care among specialties. Our urogynecology team collaborates with experts in urology, colorectal surgery, nursing and physical therapy to provide you with comprehensive, personalized care.
With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, we make it easy for you to seek the care and treatment you need to manage your urinary incontinence.
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