Incontinence Conditions

The diagnosis and treatment of incontinence, or involuntary leakage of urine and uncontrolled bowel movements, is one of the specialties of our urolgoy team. You can use the links below to get more information on urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and other incontinence-related conditions treated at Emory Urology.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, or the uncontrolled leakage of urine, is typically broken down into three main types.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence refers to the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum. Fecal incontinence ranges in severity from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.

Bladder Control Problems

Bladder control problems range in type and severity. Types of bladder control issues treated by Emory Urology include frequent urination, urgent urination and overactive bladder.

Bladder Fistula

A bladder fistula is an abnormal opening between the bladder and the vagina. A bladder fistula may occur as a result of urologic or gynecological surgery, injury, or gynecologic cancers.

Urethral Diverticulum

Urethral diverticulum (UD) is a condition in which the urethra forms small pouches that can fill with urine and cause unpleasant symptoms.