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Mixed Incontinence
Mixed Incontinence:

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:
  • Kegel exercises
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Low-dose vaginal estrogen
  • Vaginal pessary
  • Various overactive bladder medications
Surgical treatment options include:
  • Suburethral sling
  • Tension-free Vaginal Tape™ (TVT)
  • InterStim™ Therapy