Urinary Incontinence is a frequent symptom that regards women of all ages, with a wide range of severity and of types. Although it is rarely life-threatening, urinary incontinence can seriously affect the natural, psychological and social status of the affected persons.
The burden to the families and to the people that take care of these women with Urinary Incontinence may be unbearable and the economic consequences for the health care system may be quite significant.
Urinary continence is based on the natural function of the urinary bladder and of the urethra (there is a relaxation of the first and contraction of the second).
There must be a complete harmonious cooperation, so that the urethra is closed when the urine is gathered in the urinary bladder and open when the bladder contracts, and, therefore, pushing its content to the exit.
In order for the Urogynaecologist to assess that it is a case of incontinence and to find out its type, apart from the patient’s history and the clinical assessment, a Urodynamic test is also required.
There are various types of incontinence. Depending on the type that will be identified by the Urodynamic test, we will provide the proper treatment, which many times may be surgical.