Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. Many women experience a small amount of urine leakage on an occasional basis, and it causes them little bother and they are able to continue with their lives as normal.

But for a significant number of women, urinary incontinence may be serious enough to involve having to change their clothes and to avoid performing certain tasks or exercises. For these women, advice from a health professional is appropriate


Stress Urinary Incontinence

The most common type of incontinence is called stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This is when the bladder sphincter just gives way under pressure and a small amount of urine escapes on straining, for example when coughing, laughing, sneezing or doing physical exercise.

In severe cases, it can happen while walking or when getting up from a sitting position. Stress incontinence is usually the result of weakening of the muscles in the pelvic floor that surround the bladder. This often happens during pregnancy, following childbirth or after the menopause.


About Bulkamid

A number of treatment and management options are available for patients with SUI.

Urethral bulking using Bulkamid has become an important option for patients asking for minimally invasive treatments.

The injection procedure is normally performed under local anaesthesia and involves three small deposits of Bulkamid hydrogel being injected into the wall of the urethra to improve the closing mechanism.