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What Causes Urinary Incontinence? - Dr. Sanz (VIDEO)

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Dr. Sanz explains what causes urinary incontinence in women besides having a hysterectomy.

Dr. Sanz:
Okay, one of the main causes of stress urinary incontinence which is losing urine with coughing, sneezing, and exercise is mainly related to obstetrics, the birth of a child, how long is it that the mother has been pushing, and how much damage has happened to the pelvic floor, whether forceps have been used. So it depends whether these are operative obstetrics or not, but usually obstetrics, birth of a child, is by far the most common cause for urinary stress incontinence.

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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