Do you have frequent urination, incontinence, or bladder infections? Gynecologic conditions, such as bladder issues, affect many women regardless of age.
Experts at Dignity Health Central Coast respect your dignity, providing personal care for all of your health concerns. Find a Doctor who can diagnose and treat your bladder issues on the Central Coast of California with compassionate care.
Bladder Issues Treated at Dignity Health Central Coast
Bladder problems can directly affect your quality of life, impacting daily activities and emotional well-being. Dignity Health Central Coast offers treatments for bladder issues that will help you get back to doing all the things you love.
Common bladder issues include bladder infection, frequent urination, incontinence, and dropped bladder.
Signs & Symptoms of Bladder Issues
Recognizing the common signs of bladder issues can lead to effective treatment and a prompt return to everyday life.
Signs and symptoms can vary but typically include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Painful urination
- Cloudy urine
- Frequent or sudden urge to urinate
- Frequent urination (more than eight times during the day or two times at night)
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pressure or pain in the lower abdomen
While women are more likely to have bladder issues, several factors can increase the risk of developing a bladder infection. They include pregnancy, childbirth, hormone disorders, obesity, and gynecologic conditions.
Treatment Options for Bladder Issues
Treatment and prevention of bladder issues vary with your specific condition, risk factors, lifestyle, and medical history.
Treatments for bladder issues involve lifestyle modifications, medication, medical devices, and surgery. Losing weight and eating a healthy diet can improve your overall health and decrease bladder problems. Some medications, such as antibiotics, effectively treat and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), while others decrease the urge to urinate.
To treat your bladder issues, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may suggest a specially designed medical device that delivers an electric current to specific urinary tract nerves and muscles. Another option is a small plastic ring, known as a pessary, that treats urinary incontinence by supporting your bladder or urethra.
If other treatments have failed to provide you with relief, our doctors may suggest gynecological surgery, such as bladder suspension or incontinence sling surgery, to correct bladder issues.
When determining the best option for your bladder issue, your doctor will create a personal plan that works best for you and your lifestyle. Dignity Health offers personal care for all types of women’s health conditions, including bladder issues, on the Central Coast of California.