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Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options

CNN Health is providing online coverage of a Harvard Special Report discussing the available treatments for urinary incontinence. Treatment options typically vary between men and women and are based on the cause of the urinary incontinence. Obviously, patients suffering from incontinence will need to discuss with their doctors which treatment option is the best choice for their situation.

Treatments for urinary incontinence vary from simple lifestyle changes to invasive surgeries. According to the Harvard Special Report, lifestyle changes include managing fluid intake, bladder training, and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through exercises. Prescription medications may also be used to manage urinary issues including overactive bladder, urinary stress incontinence, and bedwetting. Injections and nerve stimulation are alternative therapies used to treat urinary incontinence.

Surgery is an option for both male and female stress incontinence. Surgeries vary from sling surgery, bladder neck suspension, and sacral neuromodulation. During a sling procedure, a surgeon may use a patient’s own tissue, a donor’s tissue, or a synthetic mesh sling to create a “hammock” under either the urethra or bladder neck. The hammock is intended to provide support to the tube caring urine from the bladder, the urethra, and prevent urine from leaking.

Unfortunately, women throughout the United States are suffering from serious medical problems after receiving the mesh slings to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Women receiving transvaginal mesh implants complain of debilitating pain, erosion of the mesh, painful sex, and life-threatening injuries. More than 11,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed as a result of these serious complications and are based, in part, on studies showing no benefit over surgeries that do not use the mesh implants.

If you have been injured by the use of a vaginal mesh implant listed below, contact our transvaginal mesh attorneys at Lopez McHugh to discuss your legal options:

  • Avaulta Support System (Bard)
  • Dual Knit Mesh (UGYTEX)
  • Gynecare Gynemesh (J&J)
  • Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh (J&J)
  • Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System (J&J)
  • Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling (J&J)
  • IVS Tunneler Sling (Coviden)
  • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit (Boston Scientific)
  • Uphold Vaginal Support System (Boston Scientific)

Qualified, female attorneys are available to discuss your possible transvaginal mesh lawsuit confidentially and without any obligation. Call today because there are time limits for filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The time limits vary by state.