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A 39-year-old female asked:

what are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: There are many different types or causes of urinary incontinence. Some are treated with medications. Some are treated with surgery. You should have your symptoms evaluated with urodynamics to help you decide on a course of treatment.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Urethral sling: There are several outpatient surgeries that can be done to correct urinary incontinence. The most common is a midurethral sling. There are a variety of techniques and your surgeon likely has one he or she prefers.These can be done through small incisions with minimal recovery. Discuss with your obgyn, urologist or urogynecologist.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great Answer. Wishing you the best
Feb 6, 2012
Dr. Neil Baum
Dr. Neil Baum commented
Urology 53 years experience
The insertion of the mid-urethral sling is accomplished in 10-20 minutes in an outpatient setting under a local or mild sedation. Most women go home an hour after the procedure and are dry and leave their Depends behind!
Oct 28, 2012
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgery/alternatives: First ? Is are you candidate for kegel's exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Then there are medications to increase bladder capacity & reduce unwanted contractions +bladder neck tightening meds. Then see a uro-gynecol dr or gyn-urologist. Many forms of incontinence, sress ui, overactive bladder, "fallen bladder", neurogenic bladder, fistula etc. Hence need for urodynamic testing. Good luck.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Urodynamics: First & foremost is to test the bladder using urodynamics. Most women have mixed incontinence. Surgery restores normal anatomy but you need to know going in what the function of the bladder is starting out. Women with neurogenic bladder may not do well with surgery & wind up having to cathetrize themselves to empty the bladder. Ok if you know so beforehand.

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