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Do You Pee When You Laugh?

By February 9, 2018 No Comments
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Do you sometimes leak urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze?  Do you have to empty your bladder before your  exercise class to avoid embarrassing accidents?

simple, painless solution for sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence: The O Shot

Many women lose urine when laughing, coughing, or exercising.  This is called stress incontinence, and is caused by a weakening of the muscles of the pelvic floor.  It can be due to the effects of childbirth, lack of hormones or aging.  It can lead to embarrassment and hygiene problems, and while we don’t generally talk about it, this is a very common problem.  One study estimated that 68% of women over 40 experience urinary leakage!

Another common problem is urge incontinence (when you have to go, you have to go NOW!)  Ever have the experience of trying get your door unlocked in a hurry so you could get in to the bathroom before it was too late?

Until now we did not have good solutions for these common problems, other than wearing a pad or having surgery.  The O-Shot has been a game changer in managing incontinence – it is non-invasive, simple, fast and relatively inexpensive, with virtually no risks. 

It starts with a simple blood draw.  We separate out the portion of the blood containing growth factors (the Platelet Rich Plasma  or PRP).  The PRP is injected into the clitoris and into an area in the roof of the vagina that is important for sexual function.  Don’t worry – the area is numbed prior to the procedure, so there is little to no discomfort!

The PRP activates stem cells in the area.  The stem cells get to work stimulating growth of muscle fibers,  blood vessels and nerves (like turning back the clock and making your tissues younger!).  This allows stronger muscles  and improved ability to prevent urine flow.  In many cases, the incontinence may be completely resolved.   

Another important effect of the O-Shot is improved sexual function.

Up to 50% of women experience sexual problems.  This may include lack of desire, vaginal dryness, loss of sensation, or discomfort during intercourse.  This is sometimes hard to talk about with your doctor, but now there is help!

While every woman’s response will vary, many patients report:

Increased sex drive

Greater arousal


Increased natural lubrication

Stronger orgasm

Decreased pain with intercourse

Decreased or resolved urinary incontinence


If you would like more information about how this procedure could help you, please call now at 704-752-9346 or email us at questions@signaturewellness.org and request your free consultation!

Yours in health,