Incontinence

Swor Women's Care

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Sarasota, FL

As specialists in urogynecology, the board-certified physicians at Swor Women’s Care in Sarasota, Florida, can address conditions like urinary incontinence using minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced CO2 laser treatments. Michael Swor, MD, FPMRS, has extensive training in the urogynecology diagnostic and treatment methods you need to finally resolve unexpected urine leaks. Learn more about the available options for treating incontinence by calling the office today or use the online booking feature.

Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control that causes you to leak urine unexpectedly, especially when you cough or sneeze.

You may also have incontinence if you have a persistent, strong urge to urinate and can’t make it to the bathroom in time.

What causes urinary incontinence?

There’s a variety of reasons you can develop urinary incontinence. For many women, incontinence develops over time, due to the natural aging process. The muscles that support your bladder can weaken and cause urine to leak out with even a small amount of pressure.

Pregnancy and childbirth can also affect bladder support, as hormonal changes and pressure on the bladder can result in frequent and unexpected urine leaks.

As you approach menopause, your estrogen production begins to decline and causes tissue deterioration in the lining of your bladder.

What treatment options are available for incontinence?

The staff at Swor Women’s Care offer several treatment options to address the root cause of your urinary incontinence. They offer a variety of diagnostic options, including urodynamic testing, to ensure you receive the right treatment for your needs.

Initially, your provider may recommend at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor that support your bladder. They may also suggest pelvic floor muscle training sessions in office, as well as nerve stimulation techniques, to reduce the frequency of urinary leaks.

If exercises aren’t enough to stop bladder leaks, you may need more advanced treatment. Dr. Swor offers minimally invasive surgery options to reinforce the muscles supporting your bladder.

You may also benefit from CO2 vaginal rejuvenation therapy.

How does CO2 vaginal therapy treat incontinence?

Laser treatments can effectively address the issues that make you prone to urine leaks. Your Swor Women’s Care provider uses CO2 laser technology to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, rebuilding healthier, stronger tissue in the vaginal canal and around your bladder.

Over time, this new collagen better supports your bladder, eliminating urinary incontinence. Treatment can also be beneficial if you have vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy (the deterioration of healthy vaginal tissue) due to menopause and aging.

Treatment takes less than 5 minutes and you can receive laser therapy in-office. End the embarrassment of urine leaks by scheduling an incontinence consultation online or by phone today.