Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Urinary Incontinence Treatment.
Raffles Hospital Contact Raffles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at Raffles Hospital
13 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. Sheila Loh Kia Ee
Dr. Sheila Loh Kia Ee
Clinical Director of Raffles Fertility Centre
Dr. Shamini Nair
Dr. Shamini Nair
Pre-invasive diseases of the cervix, vulva and vagina, obstetrics and general gynaecology
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Contact Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital
35 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. A Ilancheran
Dr. A Ilancheran
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dr. Chan Yew Foon
Dr. Chan Yew Foon
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
KK Women's And Children's Hospital Contact KK Women's And Children's Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
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An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at KK Women's And Children's Hospital
61 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. Sadhana Nadarajah
Dr. Sadhana Nadarajah
Director, Department of Reproductive Medicine
Prof. Ho Tew Hong
Prof. Ho Tew Hong
Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gleneagles Hospital Contact Gleneagles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at Gleneagles Hospital
37 listed gynecologists:view all >
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Assoc. Prof. Tay Sun Kuie
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Oncology
Dr. Ng Kheng Hong
Dr. Ng Kheng Hong
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thomson Medical Center (TMC) Contact Thomson Medical Center (TMC)
Private Hospital, Singapore
A women and children centred medical facility with a full range of services covering the specialties of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at Thomson Medical Center
Changi General Hospital Contact Changi General Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
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A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.
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Urinary Incontinence is treated at Changi General Hospital
Listed gynecologist:
Dr. Suresh Nair
Dr. Suresh Nair
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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About Urinary Incontinence Treatment

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How is Urinary Incontinence Treated?
The various options of urinary incontinence treatment include behavioral treatment, medications and surgery. In the treatment of urinary incontinence, the least invasive method of treatment is first applied.

The choice of the treatment option depends on the particular cause of the incontinence. However, there are some treatment options that can be applied to more than one type of urinary incontinence, such as using absorbent products. Absorbent pads and urinary catheters are used by patients who have a prolonged incontinence problem.
  • Dietary Measures
    Sometimes, changes in diet improve the symptoms of urinary incontinence. Diet needs to be monitored to lessen the intake of food and drinks containing stimulants. Stimulants can cause symptoms of urgent and frequent urination.

    The foods that need to be avoided include:
    • Hot spices like chili pepper, cayenne pepper, curry, dry mustard, etc.
    • Citrus fruits like grapes, lemons, oranges, etc.
    • Chocolate containing food and sweets, as they contain caffeine
    The drinks that need to be avoided include:
    • Drinks containing caffeine, like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cola, etc
    • Carbonated drinks, citrus fruit juices, acidic juices
    • Drinks that contain artificial sweeteners
  • Kegel Exercises
    Kegel exercises are helpful in treating stress incontinence. Muscles controlling the urinary bladder are strengthened with Kegel exercises. These exercises can be done at any time and in any place.

    Kegel exercises are designed for women, however, men can also derive befits from these exercises.

    Improvements may be noticed after doing Kegel exercises for three to six months.
  • Bladder Training
    Urge incontinence can be treated by using bladder training. Patients can urinate at fixed intervals, for instance every 30 minutes to 2 hours. Patients should urinate in the set intervals even if they do not feel the urge to go. Gradually, the time between the intervals can be increased until the patient reaches an interval of 3 to 4 hours.

    Relaxation techniques can be applied when the patient feels the urge to urinate. The patient can use some breathing exercises until the urge goes away. Then, when the urge passes, the patient can wait for about 5 minutes and then urinate even if there is no urge. This will help the patient in controlling the next urge. When the patient finds it possible to easily wait for 5 minutes after an urge has gone, the patient can try and wait for longer periods. Duration of bladder training is 3 to 12 weeks.
  • Biofeedback Therapy
    Biofeedback therapy helps in treating stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mix incontinence. If patients find it difficult to identify the levator ani muscles, biofeedback therapy is recommended. A computer and electronic instruments help in identifying the contractions of the pelvic muscles.
  • Urethral Occlusive Devices
    Male and females have different occlusive devices. For female patients, the devices are artificial implements, which can be inserted inside the urethra or over the opening of the urethra that stops the leakage of urine. For male patients, the devices are clamps that contract the penis and reduce the amount of urine that leaks. It may be used in cases of severe incontinence.
  • Medication
    Some types of urinary incontinence are treated with medications. The doctor should be consulted before taking any medication. Estrogen creams that can be applied by female patient are helpful in treating mild stress incontinence. Male patients may take medicines which help in reducing the prostate size and improving urine flow through the prostate.

    The types of drugs used in the treatment of urinary incontinence include:
    • antispasmodic drugs
    • anticholinergic drugs
    • tricylic antidepressant agents

    Patients should not use anticholinergic drugs if they have serious heart diseases, narrow-angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, ulcerative colitis, bowel obstruction and urinary retention.
    Patients should avoid taking anticholinergic drugs with sedative, alcohol or hypnotic drugs.
  • Surgery
    Surgery is rarely performed as a treatment, unless all available treatment options have failed to treat urinary incontinence. It may be helpful in treating stress incontinence in female patients and overflow incontinence due to prostate enlargement in male patients.

    Surgeries for urinary incontinence treatment include:
    • Anterior Vaginal Repair
    • Bladder Neck Suspension
    • Sling Procedure
    • Bulking Agent/Collagen Injection
    • Artificial Urinary Sphincter