Skip to main content
Frank Agullo, MD En Español Open Menu

What Are the Causes of Urinary Incontinence and How Is It Treated?

October 01, 2021 | Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Rejuvenation

2 Minute Read: 

People pee their pants all the time. They just don’t talk about it. That’s why you don’t often hear how common urinary incontinence is — or how easy it is to treat. If you suffer from occasional incontinence, you are not necessarily doomed to wearing diapers or scouting restrooms every time you leave your home — there are options.

Woman holding a sign that says help over the upper part of her pants.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

There are different kinds of urinary incontinence, including stress (leakage when coughing or sneezing or while exercising), urge (as the name suggests), and overflow (outright lack of control), as well as hybrids of these. 

All forms of incontinence are caused by weakened function or lack of bladder control. Sometimes medical conditions, such as diabetes, or life events such as childbirth can lead to incontinence. Other times it’s a result of aging and a loss of elasticity in tissue and skin of the urinary tract. 

While a change in diet and exercise can sometimes help, there are also a number of treatments available.

What Are Some Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence?

Medical causes for urinary incontinence should always be explored first. But for women in otherwise good health who are embarrassed by occasional leaks, here are a few of the most popular non-invasive and surgical treatments.

  • The O-Shot® uses PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections to increase a woman’s sexual pleasure. But it has also been found effective for the treatment of urinary incontinence.
  • Votiva treatments harness the heat generated with radiofrequency waves to remodel the tissues of the vagina area. In addition to tightening up the region, this non-surgical rejuvenation procedure can also eliminate urinary incontinence.
  • Vaginal tightening is a surgical procedure that can have residual benefits for patients suffering from urinary incontinence.
  • Similarly, tummy tuck surgery that rejuvenates the abdomen can offer improvements.

What Kind of Relief Is Possible After Urinary Incontinence Treatment?

All of the described treatments aim to rejuvenate various internal and external components of the abdomen, vagina, and urinary tract. 

For women with urinary incontinence, improvements should be immediately apparent following treatment, with fewer leaks and a reduced urge to urinate. However, It’s important to note that results can vary greatly from patient to patient. 

Be sure to discuss expectations with your surgeon in a pre-procedure consultation.

Don’t Suffer in Silence Anymore. Learn More About Your Treatment Options!

If you live in the El Paso, Texas, area and would like to learn more about treatments for minor to moderate urinary incontinence, give the friendly team at Agullo Plastic Surgery a call. They can answer all your questions about various options and schedule a consultation. Call 915-590-7900 today or use the online contact form

No more humiliating accidents. No more running to the restroom.