Jackson Healthcare for Women Now Offering Nonsurgical Option for Stress Urinary Incontinence


Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Dealing with this condition can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. Although various treatments are available to minimize the symptoms of urinary incontinence, finding the right solution can be challenging. Fortunately, advances in medical technology have brought us an innovative treatment option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI): Bulkamid. This blog post will explore Bulkamid, how it works, its benefits, potential risks, and some frequently asked questions people may have about it.

What is Bulkamid?

Bulkamid is a hydrogel made from 97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide. It is a unique, non-absorbent injectable material used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) primarily in women. Bulkamid has been widely used in Europe since 2007, with more than 25,000 patients treated, and is now available in the United States since receiving FDA clearance in early 2020.

How does Bulkamid work?

Bulkamid is injected into the urethra’s mid-portion through a minimally invasive procedure. It works by adding extra volume to the tissues surrounding the urethra, thereby increasing pressure, and reducing urinary leakage caused by weak or damaged pelvic muscles. The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.

Benefits of Bulkamid

  • Minimally invasive: Compared to traditional surgical procedures for SUI, Bulkamid is less invasive, resulting in a faster recovery and less downtime.
  • Duration: The effects of the treatment can last up to several years, requiring fewer subsequent procedures compared to other alternatives.
  • Safety: Bulkamid has an excellent safety profile, with few reported side effects and complications.
  • Effectiveness: Clinical studies have shown that Bulkamid can significantly improve urinary continence and overall quality of life for patients with SUI.

Risks and side effects

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with Bulkamid treatment. Some potential complications include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Urethral damage

However, these complications are relatively rare and can be managed by your healthcare provider. It is essential to discuss any potential risks and side effects with your physician before undergoing treatment.

Learn more at https://bulkamid.com/en-US.


About Jackson Healthcare for Women

Jackson Healthcare for Women is Mississippi’s leading provider of health care services for women. With 15 physicians on staff, Jackson Healthcare for Women is one of the largest and most respected women’s healthcare clinics in the area.



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