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How Common Is Urinary Incontinence? - Dr. Sanz (VIDEO)

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Dr. Sanz shares how common urinary incontinence is.

Dr. Sanz:
Urinary incontinence in general is very common; on the largest study done in the United States, it is called a noble study, and also it is incremental with age. As I mentioned before, there are two reasons for it, one is urge or frequency. Urge incontinence, patient has a sudden desire to go to the bathroom and cannot make it to the bathroom, you see an increase of that, it can be as high as 50%. And remember this can be a small amount or large amount, but in general they can be that high number.

Dr. Luis Sanz leads Urogynecology & Pelvic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, focusing on pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and prolapse (bulging) of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus. In addition to Dr. Sanz's particular interest in the subspecialty of Urogynecology, he also sees patients for standard gynecological exams and treatment.

Dr. Sanz is a Professor, Scholar Track, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also formerly served as Vice Chairman and Chief of the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He was also Director of Georgetown's Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Clinic.

A member of AOA (Medical Honor Society), Dr. Sanz's prior academic appointments and professional experience also include: Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital and Director, Colposcopy Clinic and Gynecologic Cancer Detection Center (D.C. General Hospital, Georgetown University Service). Among the professional organizations to which Dr. Sanz belongs are: American Association of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecological Urology Society, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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