University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Incontinence Clinic

The Continence Center sees patients with conditions or symptoms that include:

  • Urge incontinence-feeling a sudden need to urinate, whether the bladder is full or not, and not being able to make it to the bathroom before urine leaks
  • Stress incontinence-bladder leaks while laughing, coughing, or during physical activity
  • Mixed incontinence-more than one type of incontinence at different times
  • Overactive Bladder - feeling a sudden need to urinate

Experts in the center also evaluate and treat many other bladder problems, including:

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections ¬†
  • Painful urination¬†
  • Interstitial cystitis¬†
  • Neurogenic bladder (which occurs when the nerve signals to the bladder are compromised)

While most bladder symptoms may be treated relatively simply with medication, biofeedback training or change in lifestyle, surgery is sometimes needed. In these cases, the center's urologic reconstructive surgeons work carefully with each patient to determine the best procedure.

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Location and Contact

Urology Clinic, 3120 Carver Pavilion
Elevator E, Level 3
319-356-2421

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