An Overview of Periurethral Bulking Injections
When a woman goes through pregnancy or childbirth, or begins to experience the physical signs from aging, the muscles around the bladder which help to hold urine in place, naturally become weaker. For some women, this weakness can cause stress incontinence which is the involuntary loss of urine that can occur when coughing, sneezing or straining of any kind occurs. Periurethral bulking injections is one treatment that is available to ease the symptoms of stress-related incontinence. It is a procedure in which collagen is injected around the urethra and the neck of the bladder to help improve the lost muscle support. The procedure is quick and usually over in a matter of minutes and requires no incision, although a local anesthesia is typically used.