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Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence Explained

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Dr. Jeffery Cornella, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Mayo Clinic, specializes in pelvic reconstructive surgery, including urinary incontinence and prolapse, and urogynecology.

"Female urinary incontinence is loss of urine into the pad or clothing. It’s an involuntary loss of urine, and patients may exhibit incontinence at any point in their life. There’s a variety of factors, which may contribute to urinary incontinence and they include childbearing, aging, and there’s comorbidities as well, such things as obesity and other factors that can contribute to urinary leakage."

Some patients have a problem with the urethra, the tube leading from the bladder. They may leak urine when they cough, or exercise or sneeze, even when they laugh.

Other patients have overactive bladders, and must run to the bathroom frequently, sometimes having accidents.

Dr. Cornella's other areas of specialty are advanced operative laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Genitourinary Fistula repair, and vaginal construction.


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