Stress urinary incontinence

Incontinence - stress; Bladder incontinence stress; Pelvic prolapse - stress incontinence; Stress incontinence; Leakage of urine - stress incontinence; Urinary leakage - stress incontinence; Pelvic floor - stress incontinence

Stress incontinence occurs when your bladder leaks urine during physical activity or exertion. It may happen when you cough, lift something heavy, change positions, or exercise.

Female urinary tract

The female and male urinary tracts are relatively the same except for the length of the urethra.

Male urinary tract

The male and female urinary tracts are relatively the same except for the length of the urethra.

Anterior vaginal wall repair

Anterior vaginal wall repair is a procedure performed to improve urinary continence. The pubocervical fascia is folded and stitched to bring the bladder and urethra into the proper position.

Stress incontinence

Retropubic suspension is a surgical technique used to improve urinary continence. In the procedure the bladder neck and urethra within the pelvic region are elevated and stitched to the pubic bone.

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is an involuntary loss of control of urine that occurs at the same time abdominal pressure is increased as in coughing or sneezing. It develops when the muscles of the pelvic floor have become weak.

Bladder anatomy

The bladder stores urine from the kidneys until it is released through the urethra.

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