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Urinary Incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.

In The News

OB-GYN care offered in Chippewa Falls

OB-GYN and incontinence care is available for women in all stages of life.

October 21, 2021

From The Blog

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Solve, don't settle: Treatment for urinary incontinence

You don't need to tolerate loss of bladder control. Learn about lifestyle changes and treatment options to improve urinary incontinence.

October 21, 2021
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Nerve stimulation to treat urinary incontinence

You've heard of implantable devices to treat medical conditions, but did you know there is a device to help treat urinary incontinence? Get answers to common questions about this treatment option.

Gokhan Anil MD By Gokhan Anil June 16, 2021
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What can you do for an overactive bladder?

Having an overactive bladder may make you may feel embarrassed, or you may isolate yourself or limit work and social life. The good news is that a brief evaluation can determine whether there's a specific cause for your symptoms.

Robyn Bernett PAC By Robyn Bernett February 22, 2021
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What is urge incontinence, and how is it treated?

Urge incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Treatment options range from conservative to more invasive.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston August 23, 2019
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How do bladder Botox injections work?

Botox injections are not just for facial wrinkles. They also can be used for ongoing bladder continence issues. Find out how and if it hurts to get them.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston March 15, 2019
Dorothy Sorlie

Woman gets life back after unexpected hydrocephalus diagnosis

Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.

January 30, 2019
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Is urine incontinence normal for women?

Although urine incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common symptom that affects 1 in 4 women, it's not normal. Learn about evaluation and treatment options.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife July 30, 2018
Incontinence

6 helpful tips for managing urinary retention and incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a prevalent issue, with anywhere from 25-50 percent of women reporting an episode in the past year. Managing urinary conditions can be frustrating and time consuming, but there are helpful tips and lifestyle changes that can reduce the burden this condition causes.

October 25, 2016

Don't stress over urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine during an activity that causes increased pressure. Find out more about the causes and treatment options available.

October 14, 2015
Jenny Hastreiter, P.T.

Constantly looking for a restroom?

So much is at stake when you feel as though you can't go anywhere without planning for restroom stops, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Jenny Hastreiter, P.T. By Jenny Hastreiter April 30, 2015