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Treatment Options
There are many treatment options available for stress urinary incontinence after lifestyle changes and pelvic floor training have been tried. The table below shows information about the common treatments available for stress urinary incontinence, which should be discussed with your doctor.
Mesh Sling
Colposuspension
Autologous Tissue Sling
The injection of a soft gel (the size of a pea) into 3 or 4 locations in the urethral wall using a small telescope
A piece of plastic mesh tape is inserted into the pelvis to support the urethra
Stitches are placed in the pelvis to lift the bladder neck upwards
A piece of your own tissue (normally from your thigh or abdomen) is used to support the urethra
Invasiveness

3 or 4 injections.
No incisions are made, just a series of small injections.7

 

1-2cm incision in the lower abdomen (tummy) or groin and a small incision in the vaginal wall.9

 

10cm incision in the abdomen (tummy), or 3 to 4 small 1-2cm incisions in the abdomen if keyhole surgery is used.11,15

 

A small incision on your bikini line or the outside of your leg to remove a section of your tissue to be used as a sling. The sling is then placed through a small 1.5cm incision in the vaginal wall.12,16

Invasiveness

3 or 4 injections.
No incisions are made, just a series of small injections.7

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Helping to provide long lasting relief of urinary incontinence symptoms

Bulkamid is a soft hydrogel, consisting of 97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide. It is injected into the walls of the urethra in 3 or 4 locations. Once injected, Bulkamid provides additional volume to the urethra and acts as a scaffold for cells to grow through.

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