In general, lifestyle modifications such as weight control in obese patients and reduction of caffeine intake may help to reduce symptoms of stress, urge or mixed urinary incontinence.
Surgical options Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for stress incontinence when conservative management has failed. Your childbearing wishes also have to be considered before surgery. The following surgical procedures have high success rates of up to 80 to 90 percent but also have risks including but not limited to bladder, vaginal wall and bowel injuries, urinary retention and infection. They should only be undertaken by a trained and accredited surgeon.
Other options such as vaginal devices, collagen injections and artificial urinary sphincter are not recommended as first-or secondline treatment strategies.
These treatment modalities may
only be considered for those who
have failed the above medical
3. Mixed incontinence
Treatment should be directed
towards the predominant symptom,
but may involve a combination of
4. Overflow incontinence
Ladies, do not suffer in silence. Please
seek medical help early to improve
your quality of life.
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