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Health Sentinel: Treatment available locally for women who have urinary incontinence, pelvic floor disorders

Though it affects every one in three of them, women are very reluctant to talk about this important health issue. However, the number of TV and magazine ads for such products as Discreet and Poise should be a giveaway for just how common urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are.

An estimated 377,000 women underwent surgery in 2010 to correct a bladder control problem or pelvic organ prolapse in which the bladder or uterus descends into the birth canal, according to the National Institutes of Health. With an aging population, the number of these surgeries is projected to rise significantly in the next decade or two.

Surgery, however, is not the only treatment for PFDs, which can also include painful bladder, bladder leakage, increased urinary frequency, difficulty urinating, fecal incontinence and difficulty having regular bowel movements. Women should also not assume that, for the rest of their lives, their only option is to use those oft-touted products

Can pregnancy in dogs cause bladder control issues?

We tried to breed my female dog about a month age. We are not sure if she is pregnant or not but the past few days she has had several accidents inside our house. She is usually very good about going outside. I was wondering if anyone who has bred a dog


Just like in humans, the fetus/fetuses are going to push against the bladder and make her need to go more often.


I suppose its possible.. pregnant women get problems known as stress incontinence.. from the pressure on the bladder.

However, just to be safe, you should take the dog in to see the vet, first to confirm the pregnancy and check how that's


I've never heard of that happening and doubt it would so early in the pregnacy. Marking or a urinary tract infection are more likely. You might want to take her to the vet or at least take in a urine sample.

Slight bladder control issues after swimming, is this normal?

I really enjoy swimming as exercise, but I have slight bladder leaks for an hour or so after swimming. I'm 25, is this normal or should I get it checked out by a doctor?


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for