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Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted in complications?

Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted  in complications?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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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


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My doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, Is this a safe procedure?

My doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, Is this a safe procedure?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, is it safe?

What do you suggest if my doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, is it safe?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...Read more

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How can I stop urinary incontinence?

How can I stop urinary incontinence?

See a gynecologist: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Newer treatment available over the last few years are highly successful. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking: If you are leaking urine....then you are incontinent. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if it is urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. You can try a pad test. Get AZO over the counter. It turns urine orange ( it will also stain other bodily fluids but not as much as urine). Wear a pad. Look at the pattern of orange staining on the pad. If bright orange then most likely urine. ...Read more

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How common is urinary incontinence in teenanger?

Incontinence: It should not happen normally. Some teenagers tend to hold their urine too long and may have occasional accidents.. If this is a continuing problem the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Also, recurrence may indicate an anatomical problem and would need a work up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Urinary incontinence?

It (UI) may be...: ...defined as unwanted involuntary urine leakage at wrong time in wrong place under wrong circumstance leading to annoying daily life, which may be classified as stress UI, urge UI, mixed UI, overflow UI,... More on urination/incontinence? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more

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What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

Many options: Depend on types of incontinence. Stress incontinence (sui) options are pelvic muscle exercise (pelvic floor physical therapy), pessary, medication, radiofrequency and outpatient surgery. Urge incontinence options are behavioral therapy, bladder training, medication, injections of Botox into the bladder muscle and neuromodulation (at the ankle -posterior tibial nerve, or implanted device at sacrum). ...Read more

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Is it weird for someone in their twenties with urinary incontinence problems?

See urologist: Needs special urological evalation and tests.Depending on the details, urodynamic testing, cystoscopy, accurate urination diary,possibly neurological evaluation. It is a long subject and depends whether you are referring to true incontinence or just urgency.It may be something very simple or more involved. A urological evaluation.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone in their twenties to have urinary incontinence problems?

Common: The most common cause would be interstitial cystitis at this age and would be managed with diet. ...Read more

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What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

Kegels: Kegel exercises which contract the muscles used to start and stop the urine stream increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder. This helps prevent the most common type of incontinence where control is lost with an increase in abdominal pressure (such as with a cough or sneeze) called stress incontinence. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Yes: There are several options, depending on the problem. A cunningham clamp is placed on the penis and only opened when ready to urinate. Certain medications can help. A condom catheter is also effective where one urinates into a bag via a special condom. As a last resort, a urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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What is stress urinary incontinence?

Leak w/pressure: Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles. Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support. ...Read more

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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...Read more

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Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

No, but common: When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence. Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Yes: Most specialists agree that damage to the muscles in your pelvis, many times from vaginal childbirth, can cause nerve and muscle damage which, with time, can lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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How to get rid of iron urinary incontinence?

Please repost/rephra: I'm sorry but I don't understand your question/phrase. Urinary incontinence makes sense - that's leaky bladder. But I've never heard of "iron urinary incontinence". Perhaps you're referring to urge incontinence, which is one of several types of incontinence. It's uncommon in young 18yo men. For that matter, incontinence of any sort is uncommon in young men. Best to see your Family Doc or Urologist ...Read more

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What causes parkinsons? Is it curable? Can it cause urinary incontinence?

What causes parkinsons? Is it curable? Can it cause urinary incontinence?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson's disease is unknown. Some of the major symptoms are caused by loss of neurons in an area of the brainstem that produces dopamine. There is no cure yet for parkinson's but there are many treatments available aimed at improving the symptoms. Urinary incontinence is a common symptom in parkinson's disease and results from inability of the brain to suppress bladder emptying. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more