Coaptite Injection
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Coaptite Injection?

This procedure is for women who have stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence is caused by weakening of the muscles that suspend the bladder or the muscles that control urine flow.

This procedure is for women who have stress urinary incontinence . This type of incontinence is caused by weakening of the muscles that suspend the bladder or the muscles that control urine flow.

Muscles Involved in Incontinence in Women
Muscles Involved in Incontinence in Women
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Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a coaptite injection, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

  • Trouble passing urine due to urethra swelling
  • Blood in urine
  • Painful urination
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Feeling the urge to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Continued incontinence
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to the urethra
  • Reaction to anesthesia

You should avoid this procedure if you have a history of:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Current irritation of your bladder or urethra
  • The wall of your urethra being easily damaged

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the injection.

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After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following...

 
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