Stop suffering with incontinence! We can help you gain back control and be free to do all the activities you used to take for granted.
If you think urinary incontinence only affects older women, think again. Bladder control issues can affect younger, active women as well. This embarrassing little problem affects a staggering 13 million Americans and women are twice as likely to suffer from incontinence than men. Many women regardless of age have been secretly dealing with incontinence for years as there have not been any easy treatment options available to them. Incontinence is not all the same, there is stress incontinence when the bladder leaks urine due to physical activity like jumping or running or even laughing. Stress incontinence may be caused by a weakening in the pelvic floor and the wall between the vagina and the urethra (This is where the O-Shot is placed). The most common cause of stress incontinence in women is from pregnancy and childbirth (especially multiple vaginal deliveries), lower estrogen levels may also weaken the urethra. There is also urge incontinence that is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs when a person has a sudden urge to urinate and is unable to reach the restroom in time. Urge incontinence can be caused by abnormal bladder contractions, bladder
Common treatments for both stress and urge incontinence are a combination of medical, lifestyle adjustments or surgery. First line therapy is Kegal exercises which strengthen the urethral sphincter and pelvic floor. Behavioral therapy includes restricting fluid intake, and timing your trips to the restroom to re-train yourself. Anticholinergic medications can calm the bladder contractions that cause stress incontinence. Side effects of anticholinergics include dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness and memory problems. Because of these side effects many women do not want to take anti-cholinergic medication long term. Surgical treatments include a sling or mesh that provides support to the urethra. If the condition is severe enough that surgery is recommended, the O-Shot may not provide enough relief. The O-shot is a great option for women who Kegal exercises are not providing enough treatment, yet they are not ready for surgical repair.
The O-Shot is quick and easy in office procedure, with no down time. There are no risks associated with the O-shot. We draw the blood, spin it in a special centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells, the patient has topical lidocaine on while the blood is spinning. To treat the incontinence the PRP is painlessly placed in the anterior vaginal wall, filling the space between the vagina and the urethra. This is the area referred to as the G-spot. Women frequently ask, “are you doing it yet” and are surprised that it really doesn’t hurt. They may feel some fullness, like they need to go to the bathroom. Lastly the clitoris is numbed with injectable lidocaine, they feel a sting for a second, and then it is painless when the PRP is injected into the clitoris. This is the part of the O-Shot that increases sexual sensitivity and arousal, ease, frequency and quality of orgasm. After the O-Shot there is an increased awareness of sensation. Women may return to normal activities. Sexual activity is recommended as soon as possible. Some women are a little tender during relations but eager to feel the difference in their heightened response. Many women state their incontinence resolved the next day! They say, “I went running, dancing without a pad and I didn’t leak”. ”I can laugh now”! Even a woman who had a vaginal prolapse had about 75% improvement in her incontinence! All women appreciate the increase in sexual sensation.