Urinary Incontinence Specialist

in Los Angeles, CA

Urinary incontinence is not a "normal" part of aging - it's a treatable condition, Dr. Liang helps patients in the Greater Los Angeles area determine the causes of their incontinence and find the best treatment to help them live more confident lives.

Urinary Incontinence FAQ


What types of urinary incontinence are there?

Urinary incontinence can be relatively minor and infrequent or chronic and significant, resulting in regular soaking of undergarments. The primary types of incontinence include:

  • Urge incontinence, characterized by a sudden and undeniable urge to urinate followed by urine leakage
  • Nocturnia, the need to urinate several times during the night
  • Stress incontinence, which causes leakage when you sneeze, laugh, cough or exercise
  • Overflow incontinence, which results when the bladder doesn't empty completely and causes continual leakage or dribbling
  • Mixed incontinence, which describes a condition where more than one type of incontinence is present.

Different types of urinary incontinence require different treatment approaches.


What causes urinary incontinence?

Some of the most common causes of chronic urinary incontinence in men include:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Blockage along the urinary tract, most commonly from a tumor
  • Temporary or acute incontinence can occur as a result of an infection.

Some lifestyle factors can also contribute to urinary incontinence, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeinated or carbonated beverages
  • Corn syrup or artificial sweeteners
  • High-acid foods including citrus fruits
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Certain medications can also cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence, including sedatives, muscle relaxants, and blood pressure medications.


How is urinary incontinence treated?

Urinary incontinence can be managed in different ways depending on the type of incontinence you're experiencing. Both medical treatments and surgery are available to help treat the underlying causes and prevent urine leakage. Medicines to relax the bladder muscles are often the most common first step, followed by interventions like BOTOX injections or nerve stimulators. Surgery is usually considered when less invasive methods fail to provide relief.


Phone: 213-441-0155 - Fax: 213-748-7254

Address: 1513 S Grand Ave, Suite 300 Downtown

Los Angeles, CA 90015


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed