Women's Specialty Services
Bridgton Hospital Has Services For Women With Common Bladder Control Issues
Many women will experiences issues with bladder control - also known as urinary incontinence - during their lifetime. Bladder control problems affect women twice as often as men. Issues may include:
- Leakage of urine with exercise, laughter, sneezing, coughing, etc. This is known as stress urinary incontinence.
- The need to hurry to the bathroom after feeling the urge to urinate. This is called urgency/urge incontinence.
- Urinary retention (the inability to void)
- Difficulty voiding
- Frequent urination during the daytime (voiding more than seven times per day)
- Frequent nighttime urination
Discuss any bladder control issues you have with your healthcare provider. He/she may suggest that you see a specialist (an ob/gyn or urologist). The specialist may then refer you to Bridgton Hospital's Therapy services, which has a Bladder Control Program.
Bridgton Hospital's Therapy Services can help, with its bladder control program. For more information about the Bladder Control Program call 207-647-6145.