Adverse event – Complication or side effect that may result from a procedure, surgery or a device
Bladder – Balloon-like organ in the lower abdomen where urine is stored
Botox – Injected into the bladder with a cystoscope to treat OAB
Bulkamid – Bulkamid is an injectable soft-tissue urethral bulking agent for SUI delivered with a procedure
Catheter – A temporary flexible tube to drain urine from thecbladder
Continence – The term continence is used when the individual has control of their bladder
Cystoscope – A small instrument with a viewing camera used by the doctor to view the urethra and bladder
Dual Incontinence – When a person suffer from both FI and UUI. Both can be treated with SNM.
eCoin Investigational Device (Not FDA Approved) – The eCoin is being studied for urge urinary incontinence. It is a nickel-sized, pacemaker-like device implanted into the lower leg to stimulate the tibial nerve.
Fecal Incontinence (FI) – Leakage of stool
Mid-urethral Sling – Surgical placement of synthetic Mesh in a strap-like fashion under the urethra to treat SUI
Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) – When a female suffered from both SUI and UUI. The symptom that lowers quality of life more should be treated first.
Neuromodulation – Therapy in which the nerves of the bladder and pelvic floor are targeted in order to improve symptoms
Nocturia – Needing to urinate one or more times during sleeping hours
Overactive Bladder (OAB) – Urinary urgency, usually with frequency and nocturia, and sometime with urinary urge incontinence
Pecutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) – Office treatment using a needle placed at the lower leg with stimulation applied for 30 minutes to treat OAB.
Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) – Implantation of a small device in 2 phases at the sacrum that send small electrical impulses to the nerves that control both the bladder and bowels. This therapy improves OAB and FI.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) – Urine leakage with physical activity such a laughing, sneezing, lifting or exercise
Top-up Injection – When a repeat Bulkamid injection is performed shortly after the initial therapy to improve incontinence/satisfaction
Urethra – Tube from the bladder to the outside of the body that urine passes through during urination
Urethral Bulking – injection of a material into the urethra to reduce the urethral tube size to reduce SUI but still allow for normal voiding when desired
Urinary Frequency – Urinating 8 or more times per day
Urinary Urge Incontinence (UUI) – Urinary leakage that occurs with the sudden, strong desire to urinate
Urinary Urgency – A sudden strong desire to urinate which is difficult to defer
Urodynamics – Test performed in the office using a machine to evaluate how well your bladder fills and empties. It also objectively defines why one leaks (SUI vs OAB vs MUI)