The involuntary loss of urine, called urinary incontinence, is experienced by women twice as often as men. It can range from slightly bothersome (loss of a few drops of urine while running or coughing) to debilitating (loss of a large amount of urine with little or no warning thereby keeping women from leaving home). Pelvic organ prolapse, when the bladder drops from its normal spot, is often linked to strain during childbirth or following hysterectomy.

Your physician at Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology now has a number of options to treat urinary incontinence. These can range from lifestyle changes, Kegel exercises and medications to a bladder leakage/sling procedure.