Having urethral bulking surgery on tuesday and now im petrified that i might have to permanently catheterize and my urge incontinence will worsen. Has anyone experience of this surgery?
That is great you are doing something to treat your incontinence. Could you let me know more about your situation please?
Urethral bulking surgery is often used for the treatment of stress incontinence, is there a reason why you are having it done for urge incontinence?
After surgery, it is common to experience the feeling of needing to pass urine more frequently. However, this often settles with time during the post-operative recovery period is not often long-term.
Permanent catheterisation after the procedure is possible but rare. Before you have it, you should remember the effectiveness of the procedure will reduce with time and you may need repeated injections.
The success rate of urethral bulking surgery is however not as good as the success
rate with other procedures for stress incontinence. Did your Doctor recommend any other procedures before you decided on urethral bulking agents?