Mixed Incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence, but can refer to any combination of types of incontinence Women with mixed urinary incontinence suffer from symptoms of both stress and urge urinary incontinence. Often one type seems worse than the other.
Symptoms of Mixed Incontinence
Women with mixed urinary incontinence suffer from symptoms of both stress and urge urinary incontinence. Often one type seems worse than the other.
Causes of Mixed Incontinence
While the likelihood of experiencing mixed urinary incontinence increases with age, it is not considered normal by any means and can interfere with work, socializing, exercise and sexual functioning. Mixed urinary incontinence can be caused by a urethra that does not compress tightly enough, the bladder muscle contracting when it is not supposed to, and the inability to urinate.Risk factors include age, high BMI, pelvic surgery, diabetes, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Symptoms of stress urinary incontinence can also be related to urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or bladder tumors
Diagnosis of Mixed Incontinence
Our comprehensive Urodynamic Testing along with a physical exam with Dr. Erhard can help make the diagnosis! We can offer real solutions that will allow you to reclaim your life!
Mixed Urinary Incontinence Treatment
Non-surgical treatment options include:
Pelvic floor therapy
Low-dose vaginal estrogen
Various overactive bladder medications
Surgical treatment options include:
Tension-free Vaginal Tape™ (TVT)