Surgery for bladder control problems in women

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Publication date: 
24 November 2016
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

Many women can wet themselves or leak urine when they cough, sneeze or exercise. We call this stress incontinence. This fact sheet covers what surgical treatments are available for stress incontinence. It also covers:

  • what causes bladder problems
  • when you need surgery
  • where to get help