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Urinary Incontinence: Treatments

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It’s Time For a Change

You don’t have to jump, sneeze, or laugh with discretion.

You don’t have to feel trapped in a world defined by the nearest restroom.

You don’t have to live with the symptoms of urinary incontinence.


Depending on the severity, urinary incontinence can be treated several ways and you may have both surgical and non-surgical options. Before you go below the belt, talk with your doctor to determine which treatment is right for you.

Stress Incontinence Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Options
  • Pelvic Floor exercises (Kegels)
  • Physical therapy and biofeedback
  • Vaginal pessaries
Minimally Invasive Options
  • Tension free mid-urethral slings — a synthetic material that becomes integrated into the tissue around the urethra and forms a “hammock of support” under the urethra
  • Injectable bulking agents — gel-like materials that are used to bulk or fill out the tissue surrounding the urethra to increase resistance to urine leakage and provide additional support during physical activity
Surgical Options
  • Bladder neck suspensions — surgery that helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position
  • Marshall Marchetti Krantz procedure (MMK) — surgery where the tissue around the urethra is lifted and stitched to the bone in the front part of the pelvis and to tissue behind the abdominal wall
  • Burch colposuspension — surgery that lifts the bladder neck to the strong ligaments on the pelvic bones using sutures

Urge Incontinence Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Options
  • Lifestyle changes like pelvic floor exercise and diet change
  • Physical therapy
  • Oral medications
Minimally Invasive Options
  • Botox™ injections
  • Tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
Surgical Options
  • Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS)

Mixed Incontinence Treatment Options

May involve treatment options for both stress and urge incontinence


Do unexpected leaks interfere with your day-to-day activities?

Watch a simple explanation of SUI and potential treatment options.

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