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Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic Muscle Exercises (PME)  - Also known as Kegel exercises, PME techniques are an effective treatment option for stress incontinence. Most women require guidance from a medical professional to learn how to contract the pelvic floor muscles correctly.

Biofeedback - This term refers to a variety of techniques that teach patients bladder and pelvic muscle control by giving positive feedback when the patient performs the desired action. This feedback can be from an electronic device or directly from health professional.

Bladder Training -This treatment for urge incontinence involves teaching a patient to urinate according to a timetable rather than an urge to do so. Gradually, the scheduled time between trips to the bathroom is increased as the patient's bladder control improves.

Bladder Diet - This is a list of dietary irritants to the bladder. Avoiding the items on this list can greatly improve such bladder symptoms as frequency and urgency.

Medications - There are a number of drugs that are used in the treatment of urge incontinence.
Four commonly prescribed drugs are Detrol, Ditropan XL, Oxytrol patch and Sanctura.

Occlusive devices - Several types of pessaries are available that are designed specifically for the treatment of stress incontinence. These are especially useful for women who leak urine during specific activities such as exercise. There is also a new device that fits in the urethra and acts like a plug. This device is called FemSoftTM.

Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation (PFES) - Vaginal or anal probes that deliver electrical current to the pelvic floor may be useful in the treatment of urge and mixed incontinence.


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99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
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