Collagen/Coaptite injection is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat urinary incontinence. It is performed in the hospital or surgery center on an outpatient basis (no hospital stay). The procedure takes approximately 15-20 minutes, with a total hospital stay of about 3 hours. The material is injected into the tissues surrounding the urethra to provide a bulking agent.
There should be very little discomfort, although frequency, urgency and a slower urinary stream are common for the 1st 24 hours. Over the counter Tylenol or Advil should relieve the discomfort.
Some light spotting or urinary bleeding is also common and will clear after the 1st 2-3 days.
No heavy lifting for 2 days.
No intercourse for 5 days.
You may shower or bathe the day after your procedure.
If you are unable to pass urine, call the office.
Follow up in the office in 1 month.
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