Bladder control problems, or urinary incontinence, are among the most common urology conditions affecting women today. There are a number of treatment options available, thanks to great advancements in urology. Katy, TX physician, Dr. Taryll Jenkins, is a highly trained professional, specializing in women’s health care. He can provide accurate diagnosis and effective treatment with the same level of compassion you would expect from a beloved family member.
Because there are many possible causes of bladder control problems, treatment options can vary widely. The first step in effective treatment is accurate diagnosis. When you come to Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Jenkins will begin by performing an examination, and asking some questions. It is helpful to keep a detailed journal for several days before your appointment. Record when and how much you drink, when you urinate, and when leakage incidents occur. Tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis before proceeding with treatment.
In some cases, such as during pregnancy or while recovering from surgery, the condition is temporary, and may not require medical treatment. Additionally, weakened or irritated bladder tissue can sometimes be corrected with lifestyle changes and muscle conditioning. Dr. Jenkins can advise you how to manage your bladder problems. He may make recommendations such as pelvic exercises, avoiding caffeine, and frequently empting your bladder.
In many instances, bladder control problems can be remedied with prescription medications. Anticholinergic medicines inhibit nerve impulses in the bladder. They can be an effective option when there is not extensive tissue damage, yet the condition is unresponsive to muscle conditioning. If the problem is caused by a urinary tract infection, treatment may be as simple as a course of oral antibiotics.
When complications like tissue damage are present, or the condition does not respond to medication, options such as surgery may be required. Dr. Jenkins uses the latest advanced technology and laparoscopic surgical techniques to offer the least invasive, most effective treatment options available. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, our goal is to protect your health, wellbeing, and dignity. We strive to provide the highest quality of care possible, with efficiency and compassion.
You don't have to suffer with the embarrassment and inconvenience of urinary incontinence. Call us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins, the leading urology specialist in Katy, TX.
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