Urethral bulking injections for stress urinary incontinence

Urethral Bulking Injections are a minimally invasive procedure

Urethral bulking injections are a minimally invasive procedure used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. SUI is a common condition in which urine leaks during physical activity or exertion, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. Urethral bulking injections involve injecting a material into the tissue around the urethra to increase its bulk and help it close more effectively, reducing urine leakage.

Here are the steps involved in a urethral bulking injection procedure:

Preparation: Before the procedure, your doctor will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your SUI and whether urethral bulking injections are appropriate for you. You may be asked to provide a urine sample to check for infection.

Anesthesia: The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the urethra. In some cases, sedation may be used to help you relax.

Injection: Your doctor will insert a small tube called a cystoscope into your urethra to visualize the area where the injection will be made. A special needle is then used to inject the bulking material into the tissue surrounding the urethra. The procedure usually takes only a few minutes.

Recovery: After the procedure, you may be observed for a short time to make sure there are no complications. You can usually go home the same day and resume your normal activities within a day or two. You may experience some mild discomfort or burning during urination, but this usually resolves within a few days.

Follow-up: Your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and determine if additional injections are needed. In some cases, repeat injections may be necessary to maintain the desired level of urethral support.

Urethral bulking injections are a minimally invasive procedure

Urethral bulking injections are a safe and effective treatment option for women with SUI. However, they may not be suitable for all patients, depending on the severity and underlying cause of the condition. Our experts at TX Hospitals will help determine if urethral bulking injections are the right treatment option for you.Visit TX hospitals for high success rate surgeries.