As women age, urinary incontinence can be as prevalent as diabetes, back pain and even asthma. Nearly 40 percent of women will experience some form of urine leakage as they grow older, however only 25 percent of them will discuss symptoms and frustrations of this condition with their doctor.
Dr. Jason Bennett of Mercy Health West Michigan Urogynecology, encourages women to talk with their doctor about bladder problems, so that they can begin living their best life without barriers! Dr. Bennett shares recommendations and ways to start the conversation with your doctor on Mercy Health Muskegon’s “Health Care Spotlight” radio show.
Dr. Bennett’s areas of expertise include pelvic organ prolapse and reconstruction, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence.
Causes and symptoms of urinary incontinence include:
- Stress Incontinence – Leakage of urine occurs during coughing, laughing, sneezing or a physical activity
- Overactive Bladder – Urinary frequency and/or urgency occurs, sometimes without much warning
- Urge Incontinence – Sudden, strong urges to urinate along with sudden uncontrollable gushes of urine
- Overflow Incontinence – Frequent, constant dribbling. May be due to the inability to completely empty the bladder
- Functional Incontinence – Inability to reach the toilet or remove clothes on time. May be due to impaired mobility, cognition or environmental barriers
- Mixed Incontinence – A combination of stress and urge incontinence. Bladder control issues can be a symptom of other underlying problems
Dr. Bennett is also experienced with the da Vinci robot – both teaching courses in California and having physicians from 26 states come to learn from him about robotic sacrocolpopexy. He has taught multiple courses on sacral neuromodulation (InterStim) and surgical hemotosis agents to make surgery safer.
Call Dr. Bennett for your consult today!
|Mercy Health Bladder Clinic
6401 Prairie Street, Suite 1700
Norton Shores, MI 49444