The Female Pelvic Health Center
760 Newtown-Yardley Road, Suite 115
Newtown, PA 18940
Email: Info@fphcenter.com | Phone: 215-504-8900

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Stress Urinary Incontinence

As women age, especially after childbirth, one embarrassing medical condition is stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

What Is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Laughing, sneezing, coughing, jumping, vigorous exercise and heavy lifting can all cause stress incontinence. Any pressure placed on the abdomen and bladder can lead to the loss of urine. This problem occurs in 1 out of 3 women and occurs more commonly sometime after childbirth.

At the Female Pelvic Health Center we are experts in treating SUI, with many of the treatments performed at our center in Newtown, PA.

There are several treatment options...

Minor Sling Procedure

Minor surgery can be performed at our center in as little as 15 minutes. It has a 90% success rate and is the most permanent option.

The surgery itself helps to lift and support the urethra. Urethral sling surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence involve placing a sling beneath the urethra via a small vaginal incision to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid in urine retention with activities such as exercises, coughing, sneezing, laughing, etc. Dr. Molden is an expert at this procedure, having performed thousands and teaches other doctors across the country her techniques. Many time the procedure can be performed on-site using local anesthetic only and is covered by your insurance plan if you suffer from stress urinary incontinence.

Thermiva

ThermiVa is a temperature controlled radio frequency treatment of the vagina that can be used to treat mild urinary incontinence or bladder leakage. This painless, non-surgical treatment uses radiofrequency energy which helps tighten the underlying collagen and supportive tissues of the vagina, urethra and tissues beneath the bladder.

Thermiva can help reduce and even eliminate bladder leakage and while improving vaginal moisture and laxity. Some patients have reported seeing results after 1 to 2 treatments, however 3 treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Biofeedback/Pelvic Muscle Training (PMT)

PMT incorporations various techniques that teach patients bladder and pelvic muscle control by giving positive feedback when the patient performs the desired action. Also known as Kegel exercises, PMT techniques are an effective treatment option for urinary incontinence and strengthening pelvic muscles. Most women require guidance from a medical professional to learn how to contract the pelvic floor muscles correctly. We provide private PMT sessions in our office using the latest computerized equipment on a regular basis along with electrical stimulation when appropriate. Often, electrical stimulation to the muscles and nerves beneath the bladder is employed for even more improvement and serves as a painless adjunct to treatment. We usually recommend a series of 8 sessions performed once weekly for the best results. This is often covered by your insurance plan.

Call today to set up a consultation. 215-504-8900