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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence services offered in Edina and Burnsville, MN

Urinary incontinence is a common problem. The caring staff at Southdale ObGyn are knowledgeable and sensitive to the different bladder problems patients experience, especially women. If you are suffering from urinary incontinence, don’t struggle any longer. Call either office in Edina or Burnsville, Minnesota, to speak with the friendly staff and schedule an evaluation. You can also request an appointment online, which is easy and convenient.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, varying from a slight loss of urine after coughing, sneezing, or laughing to a complete inability to control urination.

Urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, irritation, or constipation can cause urinary incontinence. Also, some medications can cause bladder control problems that last a short time. When incontinence lasts longer, it may be due to a weak bladder or pelvic floor muscles.

What is urodynamic testing?

Urodynamic testing helps your doctor see how well the bladder and urinary muscles work and can help explain urinary incontinence symptoms such as:

  • Involuntary leaking of urine (incontinence)
  • Frequent urination
  • Sudden, strong urge to urinate
  • Problems starting a urine stream
  • Problems emptying your bladder completely

One diagnostic tool used is urodynamics, a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra store and release urine.

What can I expect during urinary incontinence testing?

At Southdale ObGyn, urinary incontinence testing is done in a comfortable setting in-office. The OBGYN practice pays special attention to personal privacy. A physician is actively evaluating your test while it is being performed.

Results are provided at the time of the evaluation, and patients leave the office with a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and lifestyle.

What are some treatments for urinary incontinence?

The team can often treat urinary incontinence with medications, surgery and procedures, or both. Treatment can significantly improve a person’s quality of life.

Your treatment plan at Southdale ObGyn may involve the following:

Transobturator Sling

A Transobturator Sling is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery using mesh tape under the urethra, like a hammock, to keep it in the normal position, which helps prevent the involuntary release of urine.


Your provider might prescribe anticholinergics. These medications calm an overactive bladder and might be helpful for incontinence. Some examples include oxybutynin (Ditropan XL®), tolterodine (Detrol®), darifenacin (Enablex®), fesoterodine (Toviaz™), solifenacin (VESIcare), and trospium chloride.

You don’t need to suffer from urinary incontinence any longer. Call the compassionate, caring, and friendly staff at Southdale ObGyn to schedule your evaluation. Or, you can request one online, which is fast and easy.