Treating Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition. Because many things can cause this sudden loss of bladder control, like childbirth and menopause, there are many ways to treat it. Read to discover which urinary incontinence treatment is best for you.

Ways to Treat Sudden Loss of Bladder Control

Surgeryurinary incontinence treatment facts

There are many surgical options for urinary incontinence treatment. One is the midurethral sling, which is an outpatient procedure with high success rates. The doctor uses local anesthesia to place a mesh sling to lift and support the urethra. There are few, rare complications, including bleeding, infection, or difficulty urinating.

Another surgical option to treat frequent urination is injectable therapy. During this outpatient procedure, the doctor uses local anesthesia to inject a bulking agent into the urethra. This procedure prevents stress incontinence because it coats the urethra and increase your body’s resistance to urinary flow. Results from this procedure do wear off, however. Many women are recommended to get this procedure done every 12-18 months.

Bladder supports

Advancements in women’s health have allowed experts to create a new product, bladder supports to help with urine leakage. They’re similar to tampons, but have some other, distinct features. Bladder supports are made of a collapsible silicon material with a non-absorbent cover. Their look is similar to the child’s toy, the jack.

The bladder support is inserted into the vagina, and it can expand to lift and support the urethra. This tool helps to stop leaks that happen from stress caused by coughing, sneezing, exercising, laughing, etc. It works by keeping the urethra closed. Many women use this product along with pelvic floor therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

FemiLift

The FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation procedure is a great option for urinary incontinence treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any anesthesia or downtime. The CO2 vaginal tightening laser works to tighten and revitalize the muscles in the vaginal wall. Women see results benefitting both their urinary incontinence and sexual feeling sometimes after just one treatment.

To learn more about the FemiLift procedure, contact the office of Dr. Lynn Kowalski. She and her talented staff are here to help you stop urinary incontinence and rejuvenate vaginal feeling.

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