Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

A Medical and Surgical Review

Kristin Sanders, BSN, RN


Urol Nurs. 2019;39(1):29-35. 

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SUI is an embarrassing condition that is widely underreported. It has negative impacts on a woman's social well-being and overall health. SUI can be easily diagnosed and treated through open patient-provider communication and screening measures. The management of SUI includes conservative and surgical options. Conservative options, including behavioral therapy and pelvic floor muscle training, have long been the cornerstone of treatment. Surgical management is indicated once conservative measures have failed. At this time, pharmacological treatment is very limited. As the population continues to age, further research and treatment guidelines are needed to improve treatment selection and outcomes for individuals with SUI.