What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?
SUI is a type of urinary incontinence i.e. when a woman is unable to hold her urine.
What causes SUI?
SUI is a pelvic floor disorder. It is a result of weakening of muscles supporting the urethra, bladder, uterus, or rectum.
What nonsurgical treatment options may help with SUI?
Non-surgical options include kegel exercises and drinking less fuids.
What are the surgical treatment options for SUI?
There are different types of surgical options for SUI:
- Urethral sling
What factors are considered when deciding which SUI surgery is appropriate for me?
The type of surgery you have depends on many factors:
- Future childbearing plans
- Medical history
- Need for hysterectomy or treatment of other pelvic problems
- Cause of the problem
- General health