Incontinence Specialist

Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC

Gynecologists located in Richland Hills, TX

Incontinence can be an annoying and humiliating problem for women after childbirth or as they age. If you are suffering from incontinence, call the office of Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC in Richland Hills, TX to find out how we can help.

Incontinence Q & A

What is incontinence?

Incontinence, also called urinary incontinence, is a common condition affecting women. The extent of urinary incontinence may involve minor slips when you cough or sneeze or sudden urges to urinate that prevent you from making it to the toilet in time. If urinary incontinence is preventing you from taking part in activities and enjoying life, you should see a doctor right away. Many people with incontinence issues suffer in silence. However, you will never find relief if you don’t discuss this problem with your doctor.

What causes incontinence?

Think of urinary incontinence less as a disease and more as a symptom of a larger problem. By visiting with Dr. Patrick Allen of Richland Hills, Texas, you can get a better understanding of your incontinence issues.

Sometimes, urinary incontinence is a temporary problem due to taking certain medications and consuming certain foods and beverages, including caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, sedatives, and muscle relaxants among others. This can also happen as the result of a treatable medical condition like a urinary tract infection or constipation.

Causes of persistent urinary incontinence may include pregnancy, childbirth, aging, menopause, hysterectomy, obstruction and neurological disorders.

How is incontinence treated?

Fortunately, this sometimes embarrassing problem can be managed or even cured. How Dr. Allen chooses to treat your urinary incontinence will depend on the exact cause of the problem, your medical history, and your preferences. Depending on the severity of your incontinence, your doctor may suggest behavioral training to help you get on a urination schedule, pelvic floor exercises to increase the strength of the muscles involved in urination, certain medication, certain medical devices like indwelling catheters, and surgery as a last resort. Dr. Allen is qualified to instruct patients in the use the InTone, physical therapy devices to improve floor strength.

If you are suffering from urinary incontinence, don’t spend another day keeping this common problem to yourself. Call our clinic so Dr. Allen can help you diagnose and treat urinary incontinence.

Insurance Plans

We are a contracted provider for many health plans, and we have listed only a few here. Please contact our office at 817-590-8700 if you do not see your Insurance plan listed.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
GEHA
Great West Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
PacifiCare
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare