Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women


Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is an embarrassing condition that is widely underreported. It has negative impacts on a woman's social well-being and overall health. SUI can be easily diagnosed and treated through open patient-provider communication and screening measures.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most prevalent form of incontinence in women. It can negatively impact a woman's physical, mental, and sexual health, as well as her social well-being. A stepwise approach is recommended for the treatment of SUI, beginning with conservative measures and progressing to more invasive treatments until the patient's desired quality of life is attained. Conservative options, such as behavioural changes, pelvic floor muscle training, and intravaginal support devices, are recommended as first-line therapy. Invasive treatments, including urethral bulking agents, bladder neck colposuspension, and sling procedures, should be considered once conservative measures have failed.