BLADDER

Incontinence:

Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • The leakage of any amount of urine secondary to the increase of force within the abdominal cavity (intra-abdominal    pressure) putting pressure on the bladder

  • Common causes are: coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, jumping, bending and lifting, getting up from sitting

Urge Urinary Incontinence

  • The leakage of any amount of urine secondary to feeling a strong, sudden urge to pass urine

  • Common triggers are: running water, seeing the toilet, putting your key in the front door

Mixed Urinary Incontinence

  • The combination of the stress and urge urinary incontinence 

Urgency/Overactive Bladder:

  • This is similar to urge urinary incontinence, but without the leakage

  • You may not be able to 'hold a full bladder' or may need to be going to the toilet really frequently

  • You may get sudden, strong urges 'out of the blue' which make you race to the toilet

  • Common triggers are: running water, seeing the toilet, putting your key in the front door

Urinary Frequency: 

  • Frequency, in and of itself, is not a problem unless it's bothersome to you

  • It may be related to large fluid intake in which case we would expect your frequency to be increased

  • It can also be caused by other factors, such as urgency/overactive bladder, pressure on the bladder from a pregnancy, enlarged prostate gland, tumour, fibroid or cyst

Urinary Hesitation and Incomplete Emptying: 

  • Having trouble starting the flow of urine

  • May be caused by a bladder or uterine prolapse, tight pelvic floor muscles, enlarged prostate gland, neurological disorders

  • Can lead to urinary retention, infection and pain

Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC):

  • This is pain associated with bladder filling, urge and emptying

  • You may get sudden urges to pass urine, but unlike urgency/OAB where you need to race to the toilet for fear of leakage, with BPS/IC you need to race to the toilet to relieve the pain

  • This is commonly associated with tight pelvic floor muscles and other pelvic health issues such as endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome etc 

Dysuria:

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Common causes -  BPS/IC, urinary tract infections (UTI's), vaginal infections, pudendal neuralgia, urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), kidney stones, sexually transmitted diseases, cysts

At Beaches Pelvic Physio we treat all aspects of the pelvis both internal and external,

together with associated areas of the body.  

We work closely with many Specialists, Therapists and Trainers including: GP’s; Integrative GP's; Sports Physicians; Gynaecologists; Obstetricians; Urologists; Urogynaecologists; Gastroenterologists; Colorectal Surgeons; Nutritionists; Naturopaths; Massage Therapists; Exercise Physiologists; Personal Trainers; Yoga & Pilates Instructors, to achieve the best results for you.

If you are unsure about anything, please don't hesitate to call us on: 0435 150136 or 02 8964 5579.

Alternatively you can email us at: hello@beachespelvic.physio 

or via the contact form

 

For online bookings:

 

 

Beaches Pelvic Physio                                             Suite 4219 

Lvl 2, Dee Why Grand Commercial          

834 Pittwater Road

Dee Why NSW 2099                                                               
M: 0435 150136

T/F: 02 8964 5579                                                    E: hello@beachespelvic.physio

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