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FACT - one third will have some degree of leakage - SOURCE The British Association of Urological Surgeons
Colposuspension is an operation to treat stress incontinence in women. Stress incontinence is when you accidentally pass urine because you’re doing something that puts extra stress on your abdomen and bladder. The extra stress can be due to activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising or jumping.
This tool does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Before suggesting a colposuspension, your doctor is likely to suggest trying other options such as the following.
Incontinence pads can be helpful if your symptoms are not too bothersome.
Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight if you’re overweight, and drinking less fluid including caffeinated drinks, can help.
Pelvic floor exercises or training can be helpful. We describe these in our FAQ on pelvic floor exercises. You may be offered the help of a physiotherapist or a continence advisor.
Biofeedback is where a doctor uses an electronic device to tell you how well you're doing pelvic floor exercises, by giving you feedback as you do them.
If you can’t tighten your pelvic floor muscles, you can use a device that uses a small electric current to stimulate and help strengthen them.
You might be offered a medicine called duloxetine if you can’t have surgery or don’t want to have an operation.
Your doctor might suggest having a colposuspension when you’ve tried other treatments and they haven’t worked.
This tool does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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