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Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

You bet: Its an easy and highly successful surgery. If the diagnosis has been confrimed with urodynamics the success rate is in the 90's. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Yes: As long as it was just a mesh sling, and not mesh for lifting up the whole bladder, the fda has stated there are no problems with the small amount of mesh used just for incontinence. ...Read more

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I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What  can I expect afterwards. Can you explain  the procedures?

Talk to your surgeon: These are questions you should discuss with your surgeon. They are great questions. But you should not have surgery without asking your own surgeon these questions. ...Read more

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I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence . I am now having pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence . I am now having  pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

Post op problems: Post operative problems are wide ranging. Okay to talk to your surgery team and ask this question. It is possible they are connected. Be well. ...Read more

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Should pt/pelvic floor training always be tried before doing surgery for grade 2 prolapses and stress incontinence?

Not necessarily: Pelvic muscle training using biofeedback and electrical stimulation therapy can be a very effective treatment for incontinence. It is not likely to resolve your prolapse issues but may decrease the symptoms related to prolapse. The final decision to try this treatment should be based on your specific symptoms and a discussion of pros and cons with your surgeon. You may avoid surgery altogether. ...Read more

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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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My female urologist recommended a surgical sling for my stress incontinence. She told me the pros. What are the cons?

My female urologist recommended a surgical sling for my stress incontinence.  She told me the pros. What are the cons?

Varies: Your symptoms could get worse. The sling could erode into your bladder, vagina, or bowel. You could develop an infection and require additional surgery. However, few people have those complications - most patient have dramatic improvement in their symptoms after the surgery. ...Read more

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What other options would i have for stress incontinence since the bladder sling didn't work for me? It actually made it worse

Urogynecologist: Generally sling procedures are very effective in treating stress incontinence. Assuming simple measures such as Kegal excercises haven't been effective, you should seek evaluation by a certified Urogynecologist and have a complete work up including a urodynamic study. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence caused by?

What is stress incontinence caused by?

Weak pelvic floor: Muscular support allowing stress urinary incontinence causes wetting with coughing, sneezing etc), which can increase after childbirth or after menopause when ovaries stop producing estrogen and bladder neck and urethral lining thins out. Cystocele where bladder tends to prolapse into vagina. Uterine prolapse. Fistula between bladder and vagina. Many women are incontinent with urinary infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more