Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold your urine until you get to a toilet. More than 13 million people in the United States experience incontinence. It impacts both men and women, young and old. Incontinence is often temporary and is almost always a result from an underlying medical condition. Both women and men can become incontinent from strokes, multiple sclerosis and physical problems that occur with age.

The three main types of urinary incontinence are:

  • Stress incontinence¬†occurs during activities like coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise.
  • Urge incontinence¬†occurs as a result of a strong, sudden need to urinate.¬†
  • Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder cannot empty, which leads to dribbling.

All types of urinary incontinence can be treated at any age and should not be cause for embarrassment.

Women experience incontinence two times more often than men. Urinary incontinence is common in women and often comes as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or stroke. Treatment for bladder control and prolapse are available for women of all ages. We offer evaluation, testing and a variety of treatment options based on your specific needs.

Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
4th Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1400
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology - Teays Valley

300 Corporate Center Drive
3rd Floor
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-1800

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Marshall Urology

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
20th Street Professional Building
1115 20th Street
Suite 107
Huntington, WV 25703
Phone: 304-691-1900

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