Urine incontinence is the involuntary release of urine during normal activity such as exercise, laughing, coughing or if you bend to pick something up. This affects about 15% of women of all ages and is usually caused by childbirth, menopause or neurological conditions. It is caused by pelvis weakness, which results in the urethra not always sealing and leading to uncontrolled urine leaks. The normal position of the urethra can be strengthened by a surgical alternative - called TVT - a very simple procedure which enables patients to resume normal activity within two weeks.
All these procedures are relatively pain-free and cause little discomfort to the patient. Combined with superb care, most procedures (except open surgery) require only a day or two post-operative recovery.