by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………….
Many of our patients are too embarrassed to talk about bladder issues. Please know that you are not alone. We can help you determine the cause of your bladder issues and help fix them! I have patients who come in complaining about a variety of bladder concerns. Some women have trouble fulling emptying their bladders. They will tell me they empty their bladders when they are getting ready in the morning, but by the time they have their shoes on they need to go to the bathroom again. I have other women tell me they have stopped playing games outside with their children because they are afraid of wetting their pants. Sometimes it is just jumping or laughing that causes my patients to leak urine. Still other patients report overactive bladders. These are the patients who plan all their daily activities around the cleanest public bathroom stops.
If your bladder symptoms are starting to effect your daily life, then please let us help. Depending on your symptoms, we may be able to treat you with medication or we may order urodynamic testing to help determine the cause of your urinary problems. We don’t want your worries about leaking urine to stop you from running around with your children or exercising. We can help determine the problem and guide you to the best treatment options for you.
Please schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to talk more about it. You can reach us at 770 751 3600