Loss of bladder control is one of the most distressing problems in society and one which many people keep to themselves, either as a result of embarrassment or because of ignorance about the availability of treatment.
Urologists can investigate and diagnose the cause of incontinence by examination, imaging, and special pressure measurements known as urodynamics. They can then offer the possibility of a cure by physiotherapy, bladder training, drug treatment, or surgery. Normal bladder control is not much to ask in life and few patients are more grateful than the wet woman or man rendered dry by urological treatment.
Incontinence is another area where team working has brought real benefits for patients; urologists work closely with nurse continence advisors, physiotherapists and with colleagues in gynaecology and the community to provide a comprehensive continence service.
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