Health Guide

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:

  • Injections
  • Urethral sling
  • Colposuspension

What factors are considered when deciding which SUI surgery is appropriate for me?

The type of surgery you have depends on many factors:

  • Age
  • Lifestyle
  • Future childbearing plans
  • Medical history
  • Need for hysterectomy or treatment of other pelvic problems
  • Cause of the problem
  • General health