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Incontinence Care in Arlington, TX

What Is Incontinence Care?

Incontinence is the loss of control over the bladder or the bowels. Bladder and bowel incontinence results from a range of factors and can be a very stressful and embarrassing condition for adults. Patients across North Texas who struggle with incontinence can contact USMD Hospital at Arlington or use our physician finder tool to locate a doctor on our medical staff who specializes in incontinence care.

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Who Are Candidates for Incontinence Care?

Both men and women can be diagnosed with bladder or bowel dysfunction. There are multiple types of incontinence conditions and the treatment used to alleviate the condition will vary, depending on the type and underlying cause. Common types of incontinence are:

  • Stress Incontinence: Urine leakage when pressure is put on the bladder, such as when coughing, sneezing, or jumping.
  • Urge Incontinence: Sudden urges to urinate with large urine loss volume. Also called overactive bladder.
  • Overflow Incontinence: Involuntary release of urine when the bladder becomes full.
  • Functional Incontinence: Physical, neurological, or environmental problems with taking care of bladder needs. Also called disability-associated urinary incontinence.
  • Reflex Incontinence: Involuntary bladder contraction without warning or urge.
  • Bowel Incontinence: Inability to control bowel movements. Also called fecal incontinence.

The underlying cause of incontinence may be related to pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, neurologic disease, spinal cord injury, or other conditions.

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What Can You Expect With Incontinence Care?

Incontinence care often involves a multidisciplinary approach tailored to address the unique needs and circumstances of each individual. Upon seeking care, patients can expect initial diagnostic evaluations, which might include a thorough medical history review, physical examinations, urine tests, and possibly more specialized tests like urodynamic studies or bladder scans. Based on the findings, urologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, and other specialists may be involved in crafting a suitable treatment plan. Education is a significant aspect of care, ensuring patients and their caregivers understand the condition and the strategies to manage it effectively. The overarching aim of incontinence care at USMD Hospital at Arlington is to improve the patient's quality of life, restoring dignity and comfort while addressing the underlying issues causing incontinence.

What Types of Treatments Are Available for Incontinence?

Our Arlington, TX hospital offers a variety of options for incontinence care. The treatment for incontinence will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. The pelvic floor therapy program at USMD Hospital at Arlington can help patients with a weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor strengthen and retrain their pelvic floor muscles through physical therapy and biofeedback. Urogynecologists, urologists, and surgeons on our medical staff who specialize in incontinence and pelvic floor reconstruction perform procedures to treat incontinence and its effects.

Is Incontinence Care for Both Men and Women?
Both men and women can suffer from urinary or bowel incontinence, and USMD Hospital at Arlington is equipped to treat both. For women, common causes of incontinence can include previous vaginal delivery, pregnancy, and menopause. For men, causes of incontinence can include an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. If you are seeking urinary incontinence treatment in DFW, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington or use our physician finder tool to find a specialist in incontinence care.
What Causes Incontinence?

Incontinence can result from a number of factors, and your treatment for incontinence will depend on the cause. Some possible causes of incontinence include:

• A dysfunctional pelvic floor

• Pregnancy

• Previous vaginal delivery

• Urinary tract infection

• Spinal cord injury

• Enlarged prostate or prostate cancer

Can Young Adults Experience Incontinence?
While incontinence is more common in older adults, it can affect people of any age. Temporary incontinence can occur due to pregnancy, medications, or urinary tract infections. Young adults experiencing prolonged incontinence may have a medical condition or a spinal cord injury. If you are experiencing problems with incontinence, regardless of age, you should seek a physician who specializes in urinary incontinence treatment.
Is Incontinence Curable?

For many patients seeking incontinence and overactive bladder treatment in DFW, the prognosis can be very good. Some cases of incontinence can be managed with lifestyle changes that a physician can recommend and supervise. Other cases may require surgery, physical therapy, or medications. Your physician can partner with you to discover the best course of treatment to help put your symptoms in remission.

Is Incontinence Care Covered by Insurance?

Your incontinence care may be covered in part by your insurance provider. Please call your insurance company to fully understand your benefits. Our team will work with you to help ensure you can better afford the care you need. If you are looking for urinary incontinence treatment in Dallas, Fort Worth, or the surrounding areas, please utilize the USMD Hospital at Arlington physician directory to locate a specialist near you.

Help And Healing with Effective Incontinence Treatment

Incontinence can be a mortifying ailment, but you do not have to feel shame in asking for help. Effective treatments are available. If you or someone you love is seeking incontinence care, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington or locate a physician with our physician finder tool.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.