Why may surgery be used to treat stress incontinence?

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Jill Rabin
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Surgery may be used to treat stress incontinence because it can restore the bladder and the urethra to their normal positions. By preventing downward sag and by creating support, surgery can help those who experience discomfort and who are unsuccessful with the less invasive techniques available.

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