Urinary Incontinence

Over 25% of women leak urine enough to seek medical care. Many women unnecessarily suffer in silence.

There are two forms of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and overactive bladder. 

“At only 36 years-old I had already suffered from Urinary Stress Incontinence for more than 11 years. 

Last year I lost a lot of weight and finally had the energy to exercise but was very limited in what I could do. I joined my kids’ karate class, only to find that I couldn’t make it through the warm-up kicking exercises without leaking. I avoided my belt test in the class for fear of embarrassing myself. That’s when I decided it was time to look into this problem. 

Doctor Chase came highly recommended by several co-workers. After evaluation, she felt my problem could be fixed by a simple same-day surgical procedure called a TVT. My family was very supportive and encouraging. 

After recovery, I tested for and received my yellow belt in karate. My kids cheered me on with each milestone I reached. I am now in training for a 5K race and look forward to finally jumping on a trampoline with my kids instead of making excuses as to why I can’t. I can also finally win those races in which the kids declare, “Last one to the car is a rotten egg!” (I was always the rotten egg). 

My quality of life was drastically changed by this procedure. Looking back, I often wonder why I waited so long. It was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and my family.” 

~ W. Viera

Stress Incontinence

If you leak urine when you laugh, sneeze, run, cough, jump, or even walk, you are not alone.  Many women have this problem, especially after they’ve had a baby.

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a problem that causes a sudden urge to urinate.  The urge may be difficult to suppress, and overactive bladder can even lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).

Treatments

You may think you just have to put up with these problems.  You may even feel too embarrassed to go to your doctor.  But there are many treatments for stress incontinence and overactive bladder that work well. 

Don’t limit your life or try to deal with these conditions by wearing absorbent pads. We will take the time to listen to you and work with you to help you reach your goals.

Successful treatment options today are far less invasive. 

These include:

  • Medication
  • Exercises
  • Surgery
  • Interstim, E-Stim

Our Experienced NH Urinary Incontinence Team

Garrison Women’s Health’s Dr. Elizabeth Chase has focused her career on women who have problems with urinary incontinence. 

Dr. Chase, Susan Hollinger, ARNP and the rest of the team have developed urinary incontinence expertise that is not otherwise available in the Seacoast NH area. She has helped hundreds of women in the New HampshireSusan Hollinger, ARNP and Elizabeth Chase, MDSusan Hollinger, ARNP and Elizabeth Chase, MD and Maine Seacoast area by using evidence based treatments. 

Dr. Chase is passionate about helping with these problems and she is here to help you. Contact Garrison Women’s Health Center in Dover, NH to arrange to see Dr. Chase or Susan Hollinger.

Urogynecology Links

www.augs.org/

www.mypelvichealth.org/

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