If you are enduring frequent trips to the bathroom or the inability to hold your bladder or bowels, you are not alone. Many women suffer from pelvic disorders that cause uncomfortable symptoms like leakage. At Sharp Mary Birch, we are San Diego’s only hospital dedicated to the care of women — and we have treatments that can help.

Forms of incontinence you may be experiencing:

  • Overactive bladder – a sudden and unstoppable need to urinate, even though the bladder may only contain a small amount of urine
  • Stress incontinence – pelvic muscles have been damaged, causing the bladder or bowels to leak during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing or any body movement that puts pressure on the bladder
  • Urge incontinence – the urgent need to urinate but the inability to get to the bathroom in time
  • Overflow incontinence – leakage that occurs when the quantity of urine produced exceeds the volume that the bladder can hold