Because there are so many causes for stress urinary incontinence, there are many treatment options. In some cases, treatment may be as simple as training your bladder or changing your lifestyle, such as avoiding alcohol if it increases your bladder's instability. Physical therapy, such as pelvic floor muscle exercises known as Kegels, may help SUI. Medications, medical devices, or surgery can be used in other cases.
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Kevin Windom, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredStress urinary incontinence (SUI) is caused by a hypermobility of the urethra. Some people are able to remedy their SUI by performing pelvic floor exercises (Kegels). If this does not remedy their incontinence, then there are numerous surgical options. The most common surgery performed is a pubourethral sling. The sling procedure places a polypropylene or biologic graft/mesh underneath the urethra in order to cause a kinking of the urethra when the patient coughs, sneezes, or does any type of physical activity. This procedure can be performed in which the graft is anchored around the stomach muscles(TVT) or the graft is anchored through the groin(obturator) muscles(TOT). The 5-year success rate of this surgical procedure is approximately 90% and it is minimally invasive and most people are able to return back to work in 1-2 weeks.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.