Incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is the result of loss of support of the urethra and bladder provided by the fibro muscular tissue of the vagina and surrounding tissues. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the most common type and is usually associated with loss of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.

Urge incontinence, also known as Overactive Bladder, is the urgent desire to void caused by overactivity of the bladder. This form is usually treated with medication.

Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency (ISD) leads to loss of urine not associated with urgent desire or any stress and is caused by loss of function of the urethral sphincter that controls the bladder neck.

Overflow Incontinence is the loss of urine resulting from a floppy over distended bladder.

Combinations of these conditions can coexist leading to concomitant medical and surgical treatment.

Urinary Incontinence Sling is a vaginal procedure that uses a thin permanent mesh under the urethra to control urine loss during coughing, sneezing, laughing or any other activity that increases abdominal pressure and causes bladder leaking. Several techniques exist to introduce the mesh, some using small incisions in the groin and more recently, by small intravaginal (invisible) incision with minimal pain or discomfort. It is usually done as outpatient.
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