Get answers to your Urinary Incontinence / Urogynecology questions.
Intrinsic sphincter deficiency repair; ISD repair
Always tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.
You may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) warfarin (Coumadin), and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot.
On the day of your procedure:
Most people can go home soon after the collagen injection. It may take up to a month before the injection fully works.
It may become harder to empty your bladder. You may need to use a catheter for a few days. These problems usually go away.
You may need 2 or 3 more injections to get good results. You usually need to have injections repeated every 6 to 18 months.
Collagen implants help most men who have had transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). They help about half of men who have had their prostate gland removed to treat prostate cancer.
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Dmochowski RR, Blaivas JM, Gormley EA, et al. Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Update Panel of the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc, Whetter LE. Update of AUA Guideline on the surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2010;183:1906-1914.
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