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Voiding Symptoms & Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of control in managing the flow of urine from the body. For men, this may be the result of:

  • Certain prostate conditions
  • Nerve damage
  • Overactive bladder
  • Weak or damaged bladder muscles

Symptoms may include:

  • An inability to prevent leaking urine during exercise or involuntary actions, such as coughing or sneezing
  • An overwhelming urge to urinate that often causes urination before getting to a bathroom

What We Treat

At New Jersey Urology (NJU), our highly trained physicians specialize in:

Behavior Therapies

Behavior modification is used to train one’s bladder and sphincter muscles by decreasing fluid intake and by prompting or scheduling voiding.

Pelvic Muscle Exercises

Also known as Kegel exercises, these exercises commonly are intended to strengthen weak muscles surrounding the bladder.

Catheter

These tubes are inserted into the urethra to collect urine into an external drainage bag.

Bulking Injections

Bulking agents such as collagen are injected directly into the urethral lining to firm and bulk up the urethral lining so that the urethra can close more tightly.

Medications

There are a number of medications to treat incontinence caused by the urge to continually void. For incontinence that is stress related, there are no medications available. For incontinence caused by a combination of both urge and stress, drug therapy may be helpful in treating the urge component.

Surgery

There are a number of surgical approaches to strengthen, support, elevate and/or restore the urethra and bladder, including slings. There are procedures used to treat hypermobility in which a sling supports the urethra when there is increased abdominal pressure.

Why Choose NJU?

At New Jersey Urology (NJU), our experienced specialists are dedicated to improving the urologic health of our patients. As the largest urology practice in the country — including 41 convenient locations and four cancer treatment centers — we are proud to treat a wide array of urological issues and accept most major insurance plans.

Discover the NJU difference today. Contact us to learn more.