Dr. Chen OB-GYN P.A.
OBGYNs & Robotic Surgeons located in Coconut Creek, FL
Incontinence can be an embarrassing problem that may limit your ability to do the things you love. Get help from Dr. Chen OB-GYN P.A. in Coconut Creek, Florida, and get your life back -- without the worry of leaks or accidents. Kir-Wei Chen, MD, is an experienced and compassionate OB/GYN with training in incontinence treatment to help you. Schedule a visit online or by phone today to begin treatment.
Incontinence Q & A
What causes incontinence?
Incontinence is diagnosed when the bladder is unable to hold urine or you experience leaks when sneezing, exercising, or moving throughout the day. This can be caused by:
- Weak bladder muscles
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic organ prolapse, including vaginal prolapse
- Overactive bladder muscles
To understand the cause of your incontinence, Dr. Chen performs a pelvic exam to assess the structures inside your pelvis. If he identifies areas of weakness or prolapse, Dr. Chen recommends different treatment options to help you.
How is incontinence treated?
Incontinence is treated based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Conservative methods include pelvic floor rehabilitation, a pessary to support your pelvic organs, and medication to regulate the nerve impulses that control your bladder when emptying.
Dr. Chen may recommend a course of conservative treatment to determine which options work best for you.
Can surgery help incontinence?
If your incontinence is due to a pelvic organ prolapse and conservative methods haven’t helped enough, Dr. Chen may recommend surgery to correct the prolapse and reduce your incontinence symptoms. Surgical solutions include:
A sling is made using your own tissue, donated tissue, or surgical mesh to narrow the neck of your bladder and prevent leaks. During the surgery, a small incision is made in your vagina and another incision is made in your abdomen above your pubic bone.
Dr. Chen carefully inserts the sling into place through the two incisions to narrow the bladder neck. The sling is then attached to strong muscles in the abdomen and pelvis to hold it in place.
Anterior and posterior repair
An anterior or posterior repair surgery is a procedure to correct defects in the walls of the vagina. It is used to treat prolapse of either the rectum or bladder into the vagina. The repair improves the structure and strength of the vaginal walls and prevents further prolapse that may worsen your incontinence symptoms.
Reduce your incontinence symptoms today by scheduling a visit with Dr. Chen OB-GYN P.A. online or by phone.