So after several visits to my GP, Hospital, poked and prodded. I am now told i have stress incontinence. I have read somewhere that surgery is an option. Anyone had this done or know of what it entails?
Yes, surgery is a popular treatment method for stress incontinence. However, it is often recommended as a last resort. Have you tried other less invasive methods such as pelvic floor exercises or bladder retraining?
However, if these methods haven’t worked for you and surgery is the best option, you can read about your options for bladder surgery for stress incontinence.
Do any of these methods seem appropriate for you?
Although you can slightly limit fluid intake before exercise, be careful you do not become dehydrated. This can actually worsen leakages!
Have you heard of bladder retraining? This is another option for treating stress incontinence that has a high success rate. This method aims to help you hold on for longer and have better control over your bladder. Your bladder should slowly stretch so you can hold larger volumes of urine. You should ask your doctor or talk to an incontinence nurse about a retraining programme.
This method is much less invasive than surgery which is why many people opt for this over surgery.