Incontinence is an incredibly common.

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June 26, 2015 by Dr. Timothy Hughes


Imagine the embarrassment……you are standing in the check-out line at the store when suddenly it hits you:  An unrelenting, powerful and insurmountable urge to empty your bladder.  Desperately you think to yourself, “Quick, where’s the bathroom?”.  You then shudder as you feel the leak occur, right there as many others are standing right there.  The scenarios are many, ranging from being at work, out to eat with family or friends, enjoying you favorite outdoor activity……the end result is the same; the uncontrollable loss of bladder control that often makes you just want to stay home and avoid the potential for embarrassment.
Incontinence is an incredibly common condition that thousands of Americans suffer with each year.  While it can occur in both men and women, for a variety of reasons women comprise the overwhelming majority of urinary incontinence patients.  Loss of bladder control can take on of several forms and can be caused by a number of different issues; each one of these is treated differently using measures ranging from biofeedback and medications to minor and sometimes moderate surgical procedures.  The pivotal and vital key to successful management is accurate assessment and diagnosis.
At Springhill Center for Women’s Health, we are proud of the care that we are able to provide our patients suffering with incontinence problems.  One of the biggest rewards of providing this type of specialized care is giving patients their independence and ability to live their lives and enjoy activities without the constant fear and embarrassment associated with incontinence problems.  As the only Board Certified Gyn specialist in Southwest Alabama offering this comprehensive type of care, including InterStim therapy for urge incontinence and urinary retention, it is an exciting time for our practice.
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