Incontinence

Incontinence Specialist
Urinary incontinence affects 25-33% of Americans nationwide. If you're among those living in the New York area, consider booking a visit with urologist Ms. Borohov. She and her expert staff provide patients with a range of therapeutic options for managing urinary incontinence. Ms. Borohov will work with you to find the right management plan to suit your individual needs.

Incontinence Q & A

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What are the causes of urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a symptom, not a single specific disease. Ms. Borohov will work with you to identify what type of incontinence you're dealing with and what may be causing it. From there, she can map out an individualized treatment plan that's right for you.

Cases of urinary incontinence are likely to have one or more of the following three underlying causes:

  • Weak pelvic muscles
  • Neurological injury or disorder
  • Blockage somewhere in the urinary system

Are there non-surgical treatments for urinary incontinence?

Whenever possible, minimally invasive therapies are ideal for treating urinary incontinence. Depending on what's causing your urinary incontinence, Ms. Borohov may recommend medications, in-office procedures, and/or other interventions. If you're experiencing pelvic muscle weakness, you may benefit from pelvic muscle exercises, which are also known as Kegels.

A modified diet, behavioral techniques, or other lifestyle changes may also be helpful. For urinary incontinence resulting from a neurological condition, Ms. Borohov may prescribe certain medications, such as anticholinergics in the case of overactive bladder. Gentle electrical-stimulation therapy sessions are yet another possible option.

What is bladder Botox®?

If anticholinergics don't effectively manage your neurologic-related incontinence symptoms — or you experience severe side effects — you may be a candidate for bladder Botox treatment. This innovative outpatient procedure can take as little as an hour to perform for long-term relief from urinary incontinence. If you elect to undergo bladder Botox, Ms. Borohov will give you a local anesthetic and a sedative to ensure that you remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.

Once you're ready, she will thread a special instrument -- called a cystoscope -- through your urethra toward your bladder. Ms. Borohov will then use the cystoscope to inject tiny amounts of the powerful muscle relaxant directly into strategic points around your bladder. If successful, each bladder Botox procedure can manage urinary incontinence for months at a time.

Whether you've just started to experience these symptoms or you've been dealing with chronic urinary incontinence for years, Ms. Borohov is here to help. To learn more, book your consultation online today.

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