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Incontinence / Leaking

Leaking? We have the answer!

When coughing, laughing or sneezing cause you to leak urine, it’s time to talk. Did you know women experience incontinence twice as often as men? The good news is incontinence is treatable and often curable at all ages.

The muscles of the pelvic floor are like a hammock, acting to support the organs of the abdomen and pelvis (including the bladder). Pelvic floor muscles become weakened or damaged with pregnancy, during childbirth, surgery, excess straining, obesity, or simply due to genetic inheritance or even aging. The result can be pelvic pain, bulging, back pain, incomplete emptying, posturing, or even incontinence.

To combat such issues, we teach Kegel exercises. Unfortunately for some, practicing Kegels at home has just not achieved adequate results perhaps due to improper squeezing of the abdominal muscles, the buttocks, or even the thighs. Adding a Biofeedback Program or Pelvic Floor Therapy makes use of an internal sensor (placed in the vagina) to assess and strengthen the pelvic floor. One might also choose an outpatient surgical pelvic lift (similar to a face lift). Quite often a sling, placed under the bladder neck can get amazing results!

Involuntary loss, causing dampness, from dribbling to complete wetness, does not have to be a continued way of life. Feelings of embarrassment, and changes to one’s social and recreational activities can be diminished. Whether the choice is surgical or non-invasive therapy there is an answer.

Call for an appointment

Kathy Santoriello MD PA
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite # 330 D
Stuart, FL 34994-2471
(772) 419-0505

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