Mid-Urethral Sling Resources

Mid-urethral sling procedures are operations designed to help women with stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is the leakage of urine with every day activities such as coughing, sneezing or exercise. It is a very common and embarrassing problem affecting up to 1 in 3 women.
Stress incontinence may be cured or improved with pelvic floor exercises and lifestyle modifications, but if these strategies fail then surgery may be recommended for you.The most frequently offered type of operation is a mid-urethral sling procedure, a simple day case procedure that has been performed for more than 3 million women worldwide to date.
Use the following information as a guide to assist with expanding your understand around mid-urethral slings.
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