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15 Mar 2004

Stress Incontinence
I suffer badly from stress incontinence, I think it is called, urine leakage when coughing etc. A friend told me she had read an article about the subject and there are two types of treatment available, an operation or the insertion of a tape, a new a much simpler treatment. Please could you let me know the details of both, is it done in a hospital or clinic and length of stay etc, anaesthetic required, procedure involved and, since I don't have medical aid, an approximate cost of each, if possible.

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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Lizzie, they’re both operations and the “tape” operation is done when the bladder has “moved down”. You will be in the hospital for less than a week; it is done under general anaesthesia and the costs involved depends mainly on the hospital. The urologist you’re going to see will be able to give you more detail. Good luck.
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