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Urinary Incontinence in Women


Matthew Karlovsky, MD, practices medicine at Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Urinary Incontinence Video - Full Transcription 

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Text:     Banner Health Presents: Ask The Expert
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Image:  Mathew Karlovsky, MD, speaks on-camera throughout the video.

Text: Matthew Karlovsky, MD Banner Desert Medical Center

Audio:  “My name is Dr. Matthew Karlovsky. I’m a board certified urologist that specializes in female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse. Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing and annoying problem.”

Text:     30% to 40% of women experience some incontinence

Audio:  “Between 30 to 40 percent of women report some urinary incontinence over the course of a single week.”

Text:     Typically affects Women between ages 30 - 50

Audio:  “Urinary incontinence typically begins to occur in women between the ages of 30 and 50, and can be caused by…”

Image:  Text appears on-screen one word at a time – beginning with the bottom word, “Childbirth” – and upward.

Text:     Hysterectomy, Menopause, Straining, Repetitive Exercise, Age, Childbirth

Audio:  “…childbirth, age, repetitive exercise or straining, menopause or even hysterectomy. Only about one-third of women actually approach their primary care physician about these easily addressed problems. Some women can find relief with medications or outpatient surgeries.”

Image:   Interstim Neurostimulator

Audio:  “Interstim neuromodulation is a simple and minimally invasive procedure that helps control the abnormal signals of overactive bladder that the bladder emits with urinary incontinence by using a neurostimulator.”

Image:    Graphic of female’s bladder area showing placement of the neurostimulator

Audio:  “The neurostimulator, about the size of a half dollar, is placed under a woman’s skin in the lower back near an important bladder nerve.”

Image:   Graphic of implanted neurostimulator

Audio:  “It emits gentle electrical stimulation that blocks the abnormal signal causing urinary incontinence. To achieve positive results with minimal complaints, different programs are set in the generator and women can adjust the power of the stimulation as needed. Some patients can experience dramatic relief from serious urinary incontinence and achieve a normal voiding pattern using neurostimulation.”

Text: For more information from Banner Health experts
Please Visit or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)  

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Page Last Modified: 02/22/2010
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