Urinary Incontinence

What You Need to Know About Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is a common and bothersome problem for many women. Incontinence is not often talked about but has a significant impact on a woman’s life. Many women unnecessarily take a less active approach to life because of urinary incontinence.

At Northern Colorado Women’s Wellness we have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you overcome or manage urinary incontinence. Some management options for urinary incontinence include physical therapy and medication,  candidates for pessaries and surgery would require a physician referral.

In addition to leaking urine, a woman with incontinence also may have other symptoms:

  • Urgency—A strong urge to urinate whether or not the bladder is full
  • Frequency—Voiding more often than she considers usual
  • Nocturia —The need to void during hours of sleep
  • Dysuria —Painful voiding
  • Enuresis—Bed-wetting or leaking while sleeping