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Urinary Incontinence

If you have difficulty controlling your urine and experience embarrassing leaks, the experts at Mesbah OB/GYN in Garden City, New York, are here for you. They can treat urinary incontinence to reduce unpleasant symptoms and dramatically improve your quality of life. Call the Mesbah OB/GYN office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

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What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects your bladder. It causes loss of bladder control and often embarrassing urine leaks. You could leak urine when you cough or sneeze and have a sudden urge to urinate that’s so strong you can’t make it to the bathroom in time. 

Treatment with the Mesbah OB/GYN team can diminish unpleasant symptoms, so you can enjoy your favorite activities without worrying about urine leaks.

What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

The symptoms you experience with urinary incontinence depend on the type of incontinence you have. Examples include:

  • Urge incontinence: Sudden, intense urges to urinate
  • Stress incontinence: Urine leaks when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
  • Functional incontinence: Urine leaks caused by physical or mental impairments
  • Overflow incontinence: Frequent dribbling of urine after urinating
  • Mixed incontinence: More than one type of urinary incontinence 

All types of urinary incontinence can cause embarrassing urine leaks, so see the experts at Mesbah OB/GYN at the first sign of a problem.

What are the risk factors for urinary incontinence?

While urinary incontinence can happen to anyone, some factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Being a woman
  • Older age
  • Bodyweight challenges
  • Family history of urinary incontinence
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological diseases
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Tumors
  • Urinary stones

Factors that can cause temporary urinary incontinence include caffeine, alcohol, some medications, carbonated drinks, certain foods, and large doses of vitamin C, as well as urinary tract infections and constipation. 

The experts at Mesbah OB/GYN work to find the root cause of urinary incontinence before developing the most appropriate treatment plan. 

How does my provider diagnose urinary incontinence?

The Mesbah OB/GYN team reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms to diagnose urinary incontinence. They also complete a physical exam and may recommend that you undergo urine testing, blood tests, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Common treatments for urinary incontinence include:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes can reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. Examples include maintaining a healthy body weight, doing pelvic floor exercises, trying behavioral techniques, and avoiding certain foods and drinks. Eating more fiber may help too, as well as not smoking.


Taking medications, or making medication changes, may help reduce urinary incontinence.

Medical procedures

Procedures that can relieve incontinence include electrical stimulation, medical devices, injections, and nerve stimulation. 


If other treatments haven’t worked to relieve symptoms of urinary incontinence, your provider could recommend that you undergo a surgical procedure to remove or repair tissues responsible for your symptoms. 

The Mesbah OB/GYN team personalizes each treatment to maximize your outcome.

To learn more about urinary incontinence treatments and find one that’s best for you, call the Mesbah OB/GYN office, or schedule an appointment online today.