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San Marcos Family Medicine

Family Physicians located in San Marcos, TX

Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing problem. For compassionate and discreet care for this condition, patients can trust the doctors and practitioners at San Marcos Family Medicine in San Marcos, Texas, to provide real solutions. The team at San Marcos Family Medicine includes a certified incontinence therapist who provides real solutions for urinary incontinence and other urinary problems, with a commitment to treating Central Texas patients with dignity and respect.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

San Marcos Family Medicine

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes the involuntary loss of urine, typically because of pelvic floor problems or nerve damage.

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence falls into one of three main categories. These are:

  • Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence causes an individual to leak urine when coughing, exercising, laughing, or having sex. This occurs because the muscles that support the bladder and urethra are weak, and can't support the bladder properly when under stress.
  • Overactive bladder/urge incontinence: Overactive bladder/urge incontinence causes an individual to have the overwhelming need to go to the bathroom frequently, and possibly without the ability to get to the toilet in time. This occurs due to damage to the nerves that travel from the bladder to the brain.
  • Mixed incontinence: Mixed incontinence is a mixture of both types.

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

The doctors at San Marcos Family Medicine will perform a physical exam and ask a history of the patient's problem. They may perform a urinalysis to test for infection or an ultrasound to see the structure of the urinary system. This can help the doctor determine the cause of the incontinence problem.

Can men experience urinary incontinence?

Patients of both genders can experience this problem, though it's more common in women. For men, incontinence tends to occur with old age, but it's not a normal part of the aging process. Nerve damage, overactive bladder, and prostate issues are the three most common causes of incontinence in men. For women, pelvic floor weakness, often due to pregnancy and childbirth process, is the most common cause.

What treatments are available to help with urinary incontinence?

For most patients, urge urinary incontinence is treatable without the need for surgery. Behavioral changes, like scheduling trips to the bathroom, can help. Physical therapy and biofeedback to help with the control of the pelvic floor muscles may also help.

For patients with stress incontinence, pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegels) are the first line of defense. Biofeedback and medication can also help. Some women benefit from having a pessary inserted into the vagina to reposition the urethra.

Acute stress incontinence requires surgical repair. The doctors at San Marcos Family Medicine can help patients determine if surgery is the right course of action for their incontinence problems with the help of a certified incontinence therapist.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At San Marcos Family Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Health First
Health Net
Humana
PHCS
Principal
Seton Health Plan
UniCare
UnitedHealthcare
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    "I have been really sick, called them and gotten in the same day. Wonderful people, good bedside manners. Always helpful. I highly recommend this medical group."

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    "We've been patients for about 5 years now. Absolutely love the doctors; great people who really care. Easy to get in..."

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    "Dr. Lee has been our family's doctor for about 9 years. We don't even live in San Marcos but drive there because of the wonderful care that he and his nurse provides."

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    "I have been a patient of Dr Lee's since the late 2000. I have never experienced any of the rudeness that others are reporting."

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    "I went in to see Dr Mangalick, and he was able to address my questions extremely quickly. He was very personable, knowledgeable and direct to the point."

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    "Saw Dr. Mangalick for an issue with my prosthetics. He was super helpful and solved my issue really quickly."

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    "The nurse practitioners and doctors REALLY listen, aren't afraid to admit when they don't know something and then go look it up so they are informed."

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    "Dr. Lee and his staff are awesome! They are very compassionate and are willing to go out of their way to take care of people. I highly recommend seeing him..."

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    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

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    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

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    "Dr. Lee is the best primary care physician I've ever had. He's very nice, and takes plenty of time to answer all of my questions."

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    "I appreciate how well he communicates, and, the care with which he communicates. I recommend Dr. Laue and his staff."

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    "Dr. Luae has been treating my family for years. He is an excellent physician. He is a great listener, and he takes the time to explain what is going on."

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    "Dr. Laue is wonderful. I appreciate how observant he is as my pediatrician was much the same and I find it rare."

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    "Dr. Laue and his colleagues put the focus where it belongs: on listening to the patient and prescribing the treatment that's really needed."

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Location
San Marcos Family Medicine
2406 Hunter Road, Suite #106
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-504-7640
Fax: 512-396-8006
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