Incontinence

Alleviate Incontinence with Leading Edge Advances in Urogynecology

If you are dealing with incontinence, and want answers about reversing the problem, our urogynecology practice offers hope and effective treatments. Dr. J. Kyle Mathews has devoted his career to helping women overcome urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence and bladder leakage, among other complex issues.

There is no reason to suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment of incontinence. Remarkable treatments available today, minimally invasive day surgery procedures, have transformed lives for our Dallas, Plano and Frisco patients.

A consultation with Dr. Mathews will help determine the cause of incontinence, and the right course of treatment:

Do you have bladder leakage?
Stress incontinence occurs when you sneeze, laugh, run or lift a heavy object.

Do you have an overactive bladder?
A frequent, urgent need to use the bathroom may indicate urge incontinence and voiding dysfunction.

Do you have problems controlling your bowels?
The inability to control bowel movements causing leaking unexpectedly from the rectum.

Searching for Causes of Incontinence

Incontinence occurs when you lose the ability to control your bladder or bowels because of weakened pelvic floor muscles or overactive bladder muscle. It is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying problem. Dr. Mathews will investigate the causes of urinary incontinence or bowel incontinence, which may include:

• Recurring urinary tract infections
• Constipation
• Side effects from medications for heart disease or high blood pressure
• Reactions to muscle relaxants and sedatives
• Drinking alcohol or caffeine, and beverages that are carbonated or high in citrus, spice and sugar.
• Chronic cough (associated with smoking cigarettes)
• Obesity
• Pregnancy and childbirth
• Aging and menopause
• Hysterectomy or other gynecological surgery
• Cystitis
• Bladder cancer or obstructions
• Neurological disorders

Hope Begins with Treatment Options for Incontinence

Depending on the cause and severity of symptoms, Dr. Mathews will suggest either medical treatments, or surgical intervention. Many women find that they can control bladder leakage or bowel leakage simply with dietary changes, Kegel exercises or female pelvic floor therapy.

Your appointment at our urogynecology office in Plano will include:

• A conversation with Dr. Mathews to obtain a detailed history
• An assignment to keep a bladder leakage diary
• Physical Examination and Urinalysis

Specialized testing to measure urine output, pressure in your bladder and urinary tract health also helps identify problems.

Pelvic Floor 3D/4D Ultrasound as well as other advanced testing is available in-office.

Should you and Dr. Mathews decide on surgery to treat incontinence, you should know that Dr. Mathews is an expert in this specialized field of minimally invasive surgery.

 Our urogynecology practice promises:

• Leading edge, safe, effective, treatment options
• Vaginal access and minimally invasive techniques
• High success rates (some treatments with nearly 90 percent), minimal pain, recovery time and side effects
• In-office surgeries that are quick, outpatient, or just overnight stays.
• Informed treatment options with risk, and benefits explained

You are not alone in your struggles. Approximately 45 million Americans deal with bladder problems, and women are more likely than men to develop incontinence. Childbirth, age and simply being born a woman are among unavoidable risk factors.

If you have wondered what life would be like without the constant fear of bladder leakage or bowel incontinence, consider this the right time to contact our urogynecology clinic in Plano, easily accessible to Frisco and Dallas.