I recently recieved this question on the Patch: I am a 42 year old women that leaks urine when i exercise and play tennis, are their any treatments besides surgery?
A new device called Intone is available that stimulates your pelvic floor muscles, InTone provides vaginal muscle stimulation that strengthens the pelvic floor and inhibits the spasms of the bladder muscle. It is a treatment for bladder leakage that does not have the risks of surgery, the side effects of pills, or the unreliablity of kegal exercises.
Urinary incontinence includes any condition in which there is accidental or unwanted loss of urine – whether it is just a drop, two, or more; whether it happens only occasionally or regularly. It is a condition that affects at least 20% percent of women in the United States alone. In fact, some estimates bring this number up to 45% if including women who are undiagnosed. Additionally, approximately 25% of new mothers have unexpected urinary leakage after a vaginal delivery and about 16% of women have leakage following cesarean section