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How well does bladder suspension surgery work?

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Bladder suspension surgery works well to treat stress incontinence in most cases. Symptoms can return over time, usually after 5 years. Success rates also drop as the number of bladder suspension surgeries you have goes up.

How successful the surgery is for you depends on:

  • Activities after surgery
  • How long you have had stress incontinence
  • Other surgeries and medical conditions you may have
  • Your age

From: Bladder Suspension WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse Web Site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence."

FDA: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence.

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: "Retropubic suspension for urinary incontinence in women," "Urinary Incontinence: Surgery."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Prostate Cancer: Urinary Incontinence."

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic: "Stress Incontinence."

Oliphant, S. , May 1, 2009; vol 200. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Glazener C. 2004; Issue 2. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Wein AJ, ed. . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology

U.S. Federal Drug Administration.

Rehman, H January 1, 2011. . Cochrane Database Syst Rev,

Rardin, CR . Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am, Dec. 1, 2011.

Daniel Rapoport, MD, Howard N. Fenster, MD, FRCSC, Jamie E. Wright, MD , Vol. 49., No 9, November 2007 British Columbia Medical Journal

National Association for Continence 

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 5, 2019

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse Web Site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence."

FDA: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence.

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: "Retropubic suspension for urinary incontinence in women," "Urinary Incontinence: Surgery."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Prostate Cancer: Urinary Incontinence."

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic: "Stress Incontinence."

Oliphant, S. , May 1, 2009; vol 200. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Glazener C. 2004; Issue 2. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Wein AJ, ed. . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology

U.S. Federal Drug Administration.

Rehman, H January 1, 2011. . Cochrane Database Syst Rev,

Rardin, CR . Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am, Dec. 1, 2011.

Daniel Rapoport, MD, Howard N. Fenster, MD, FRCSC, Jamie E. Wright, MD , Vol. 49., No 9, November 2007 British Columbia Medical Journal

National Association for Continence 

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 5, 2019

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