What is urethral bulking?
Urethral bulking involves the injection of a soft gel (the size of a pea) into 3 or 4 locations in the urethral wall using a small telescope.
A urethral bulking agent aims to restore the natural closing pressure of the urethra, preventing urine from leaking out unintentionally during normal daily activities (e.g. when you cough, laugh, walk or exercise).
Treatment - Urethral Bulking
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Short procedure
Urethral bulking takes around 5 – 10 minutes and is usually done in day surgery or out-patient clinic with a local anaesthetic.
No incisions
A series of small injections are used, you may feel a sting, however, no cuts are made.
Quick recovery
In most cases patients can get back to their normal activities within a day.
the organ which stores urine
the tube that urine comes out of
Pelvic floor
layer of muscles and ligaments which acts as a hammock to support your bladder and urethra
Success Stories
How urethral bulking has helped other women.
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