Pikes Peak Urology has lived up to its motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989. Our highly trained, well-rounded team of urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences, and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. We specialize in urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our dedicated practitioners have worked hard to establish Pikes Peak Urology as a leading urology practice serving the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for the best urologist in Colorado Springs, look no further than the providers at Pikes Peak Urology.
Up to a third of adults in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence (UI), which manifests as three main types: overactive bladder (OAB), stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and overflow incontinence (OI). The board-certified urology team at Pikes Peak Urology has years of clinic experience diagnosing incontinence in both men and women. We understand the embarrassment and frustration that comes with urinary incontinence, and develop individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Reach out to our office today to set up an appointment for a full evaluation.
An overactive bladder (OAB) is marked by an intense need to urinate, especially at night. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urinary incontinence, and is more common in women than men. However, many people have a mix of OAB and SUI. With SUI, urine leakage typically occurs when you cough, sneeze, laugh, run, or jump. Lastly, overflow incontinence (OI) is marked by the consistent leaking or dribbling of urine, and is more common in men than women.
Most people develop UI as they age because their organs and supportive tissues begin to weaken, stretch, and degrade. Urinary incontinence in women is typically caused by pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, a hysterectomy, or hormonal changes triggered by menopause. Urinary incontinence in men is typically caused by prostate cancer, or an enlarged prostate (a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The team at Pikes Peak Urology has a dedicated suite for evaluating the various types of urinary incontinence. Our urologists may recommend the following testing:
Your doctor may also ask you to keep a bladder diary, where you notate how much you drink, how often you urinate, and any symptoms you experience.
Our doctors will recommend treatments based on the type of urinary incontinence you have. Treatment methods may include:
Untreated urinary incontinence can lead to an increased risk for recurrent urinary tract infections, which can result in kidney damage in the long run. If you are still wondering whether or not your urine leakage warrants a trip to the urologist, pay attention to these warning signs:
If any one of these signs applies to you, make an appointment with a urologist at Pikes Peak Urology.