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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It's Time to Talk About SUI Frequently Asked Questions

Questions to ask your healthcare provider when being diagnosed:

  • What is causing my urine leakage problem?
  • Do you think that I have SUI?
  • What have my test results showed?

Questions to ask your healthcare provider about non-surgical treatment:

  • What are my treatment choices, other than surgery?
  • Are there any risks to vaginal inserts?
  • Do you recommend one option for me over another?
  • Will non-surgical treatment be enough for me?

Questions to ask about surgery:

Surgery Choices

  • What are my surgery choices?
  • What surgery do you recommend for me and why?
  • How likely is each option going to cure or improve my leaks?
  • What are the risks of sling surgery?
  • How long will this treatment last?
  • For slings: what type of sling material is the best choice for me and why?
  • Is this surgery covered by my insurance?
  • How many of these surgeries have you done, and how many do you perform yearly?
  • What happens if I don't do this surgery now?

Pre-Surgery

  • Is any testing needed before surgery?
  • Can you explain the test results to me?
  • What kind of anesthesia will I need for this surgery?
  • Should I get a second opinion? Why or why not?

Post-Surgery

  • How will I feel right after my surgery? In the first week? From then on?
  • What is the recovery time?
  • Will I be limited in any way and for how long? Can I drive?
  • When can I go back to work?
  • What can I do to improve my quality of life now?