I am a 67 year old mother of two who noticed the problem of weakened bladder control after my first child was born. At post-pregnancy exercise class we had to do jumping jacks!
Throughout the years my urologist prescribed pills but they were better at drying up saliva than urine. The doctor did not recommend urethral repair surgery as he said the invasive operation is painful with prolonged recovery time and the results have not proved to be effective.
I was left scouting out the location of washrooms where ever I went and learning to move fast when I felt the urge to urinate always wondering how long it would be before I needed to buy incontinence pads.
When I heard about laser treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence, I knew I had to give it a try.
The treatment was simple, no different than having a Pap Smear Test. It took about 15 minutes and, other than a few small pinches, was painless.
I noticed a difference immediately in my ability to hold urine. For a week it seemed like the muscle closing the urethra was strong again. Then the muscle gradually began to relax. I was told that the laser treatment promotes the regrowth of collagen which, in turn, causes the thickening and tightening of both the vaginal walls and urethra to help prevent urine loss. I was also told that this regrowth would be a gradual ongoing process.
And it was. After six weeks I definitely knew that I had better bladder muscle control. I stopped making “just in case” pit stops in washrooms and trusted myself to wait until I felt the urge to urinate.
Encouraged by my good progress, I had a second vaginal laser treatment at six weeks. I am practicing to stop a stream of urine midstream. It’s been decades since that accomplishment happened. I am relieved and grateful to have found laser help for Stress Urinary Incontinence.