Female Incontinence

More than 70 per cent of people who experience incontinence are women, with many experiencing problems after childbirth and menopause. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence). There are two main types of urinary incontinence – Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence.

Stress incontinence is triggered by pressure on your abdomen (for example when you laugh, cough, sneeze or do something physical like playing sport or lifting things).  
Urge incontinence is triggered by an overactive bladder. It is characterised by strong ‘urges’ to go to the toilet and not making it in time. 
Diagnosis for incontinence will range from a full health history, pelvic ultrasound, physiotherapy, Urodynamic assessment & if required a cystoscopy.

Treatment will depend on:

  • the type of urinary incontinence you have.

  • how severe it is.

  • your age, health and medical history.

Phone our rooms for an appointment with our South Coast Womens Health Institute 42716644 - let our staff know & your call will be dealt in a highly professional confidential manner. Or ask to speak to one of our nurses who will discuss our services.

Male Incontinence

The definition of urinary incontinence in men is the unintentional loss of urine. Causes can be from weak or damaged bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, certain prostate conditions, and nerve damage following surgery. Most men do not like discussing incontinence issues, but those that do would encourage more men to seek help/advise as there is a number of treatments that are available with successful outcomes. Diagnosis is aided by a full medical history, pelvic ultrasound, Urodynamic assessment & possible cystoscopy to check your prostate (if it has not be removed).

Treatment will depend on:

  • if you have had previous prostate surgery.

  • how severe your incontinence is.

  • the prostate size.

  • your age & health history.

Incontinence can respond well to conservative management with medication & physiotherapy with surgery indicated for the male with sphincter damage from previous prostate surgery. Your doctor will have a full discussion with you at time of review.