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Stress Incontinence

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Prolapse

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Various disorders of the pelvic floor are also extremely common.

· Refer anytime if there are concerns.

As many as 50% of women who have experienced vaginal deliveries will have a degree of prolapse and 30% - 40% of those women will require some form of surgical repair.

Continence issues, however, are not necessarily related to childbirth or prolapse.

Much can be done at primary care level [i.e. GP or Family Practice Level]

Suggestions for Primary Care

With the frequency and significance of incontinence, much can and should be done at primary care level.

A simple approach is:

· Obtain frequency/volume chart and MSSU for  microscopy & culture [and cytology if symptoms have recent onset or have deteriorated].

· Is the urine output too great [>2litres/24hrs]? - obtain a urinary diary and if there is excessive urine output, exclude diabetes .

· Is the bladder  able to store the urine?—small frequent voids + urgency = overactive bladder. Treat with anti-cholinergic medications if urine clear + pelvic floor physiotherapy.

· Normal frequency/volume but stress  incontinence symptoms?—send for pelvic floor physiotherapy.

· Local Oestrogen creams or pessaries if the vaginal tissues are atrophic.

· Check medications—could they be responsible?

· Sudden onset of symptoms, moderate to severe symptoms, haematuria, recurrent UTI’s or failed conservative treatment? - refer for further more detailed assessment.

Fee Structure:

The fees charged are those recommended by the Australian Medical Association and there will be a gap to be paid.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or eftpos.

Patients requiring surgery will receive a quote for the anticipated cost of their surgery.

A reduction in fees is available for pensioners/health care card holders.

Disorders of bladder and urethral function are extremely common with over 3 million Australians suffering from incontinence.

Phone: [08] 8332 1111

Fax:     [08] 8332 5586

E-mail:

info@incontinence-sa.com.au

To contact us:

Suite 2, 128 Fullarton Road

Norwood SA  5067

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