Urge Incontinence Treatment in Torrance, CA

At Urology of South Bay Medical Clinic in Torrance, CA, Dr. Farhad Nowzari offers board-certified expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of urge incontinence. Don’t let urge incontinence control your life. Call (310) 921-1100 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Farhad Nowzari in Torrance, CA, and take the first step towards regaining control of your bladder and your confidence.

What is Urge Incontinence?

There are several different types of urinary incontinence. Urge incontinence is unique as it is a sudden and intense need to urinate that is soon followed by an unwanted contraction of the bladder, which causes an involuntary loss of urine.

Urge incontinence is also referred to as:

  • Bladder spasms
  • Overactive bladder
  • Spasmodic bladder
  • Detrusor instability
  • Irritable bladder

It is important to remember that urge incontinence is not a disease, but is actually a symptom of another medical condition, physical issues, or lifestyle habits. The occasional, minor leaks of urine caused by urge incontinence are more likely to occur in women and older adults.

What Causes of Urge Incontinence?

A few different types of medical conditions that may be causing urge incontinence to occur include:

  • A bladder infection
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Menopause
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • An obstruction near the opening of the bladder

What is the Treatment for Urge Incontinence?

Typically, if an individual’s urge incontinence is minor and manageable during their day-to-day life, there is no real reason to seek further treatment. However, if you are finding it difficult to perform everyday activities due to your urge incontinence, then it may be time to consult with a urology specialist.

Dr. Nowzari is likely to first try different exercises and dietary changes in order to avoid a more invasive treatment method, but if these prove to be ineffective in relieving your urge incontinence symptoms then decisions regarding more serious options may have to be made. Common medical treatments for urge incontinence include:

  • Fluid management and biofeedback and pelvic floor exercises
  • Meds can have side effects
  • Neuromodulators
  • Botox injection inside the bladder
  • Bladder pacemaker
  • Bladder augmentation surgery

Schedule an Urge Incontinence Consultation in Torrance, CA

Don’t let urge incontinence control your life any longer. Call (310) 921-1100 today to schedule an appointment with our urologist in Torrance at Urology of South Bay Medical Clinic. Dr. Nowzari will take the time to explain your options in detail and help you make an informed decision about your care.

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