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Bladder Control Problems: How to Tell If You Have a Bigger Problem and When to Seek Help


If you are experiencing bladder control problems, it can be difficult to know when to seek help. Many people assume that urinary incontinence is a natural part of the aging process, but this may not always be the case. In some cases, bladder control problems may be a sign of a bigger problem. This blog post will discuss when it's time to see a urologist and get more specialized care.


Do you often feel the urge to urinate, but are unable to hold it long enough to make it to the bathroom? This is called urinary urgency. While it may be uncomfortable, it is not usually a cause for concern. However, if you are also experiencing urinary frequency (the need to urinate more than eight times in 24 hours), you may be dealing with a more serious problem.


If you are having difficulty urinating, you may want to see a urologist. Difficulty urinating can be a sign of an obstruction in the urinary tract, such as an enlarged prostate. A urologist can help determine the cause of your difficulty and offer treatment options.


Incontinence is another common bladder control problem. If you are leaking urine, it is important to seek help. Incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors, including weak muscles, nerve damage, and certain medications. A urologist can help you find the cause of your incontinence and develop a treatment plan.


If you are having any bladder control problems, it is important to talk to your doctor. They can help you determine if your problem is normal or if you need to see a urologist. Remember, there is no shame in seeking help for a bladder control problem. Urologists are here to help. Lansing Institute of Health is a Division of Compass Health. The area’s leading physicians have come together for your health. Welcome to a new direction in health care. Physician leaders in the Lansing area have come together to form Compass Health—a multi-specialty medical group committed to preserving the physician/patient relationship in today’s healthcare landscape. At Compass Health, providing the care you need is the focus of everything we do. The physicians and staff of Compass Health provide leading-edge patient-centered care across a range of medical specialties.