Stress Incontinence - How is treated?
There are a variety of effective treatments for stress incontinence. Your specialist will discuss the potential benefits of each treatment and any side effects or complications.
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Vaginal tapes (eg TVT, TOT)
- Autologous sling procedure
- Urethral injections
Pelvic floor exercises are usually recommended before considering the need for an operation. These should be done with a trained physiotherapist or continence advisor for the best results. Vaginal tapes are a highly effective treatment for those patients who need further therapy and are the commonest operation performed for incontinence.
There is no "one size fits all" operation for incontinence. Incontinence specialists will be able to discuss a variety of treatment options and help you choose the one which is best for you.