Do you struggle with bladder leaks when you sneeze, cough, exercise, walk, and/or laugh? You may be living with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a common condition shared by millions of women. In fact, according to recent studies, one in three women will suffer from SUI at some point in their lives⁶. Fortunately, the board-certified urologists of Urology Specialists can help relieve your symptoms with the revolutionary Bulkamid system.
I didn’t experience any pain or discomfort and the effects of the treatment were almost immediate. No more leaks! I won’t hesitate to recommend Bulkamid and the difference it’s made to my life.
— Jodie M. | Bulkamid Patient, 42 years old
What Is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), sometimes called stress incontinence, is a condition where unwanted bladder leaks occur throughout normal daily activities including coughing, laughing, and/or exercise.
How Can Bulkamid Help?
Bulkamid is a urethral bulking agent that is used to treat stress urinary incontinence. It is a soft, water-based gel that can be used to restore the natural closing of the urethra. Similar to some facial fillers it remains in the body over time without causing reactions in the surrounding tissue¹.
Discover the Benefits of Bulkamid
Safe and Effective
Bulkamid is a safe and effective treatment, with 92% of women reporting being cured or improved².
The procedure is an injection that takes around 10 to 15 minutes under local anesthetic³.
Bulkamid is clinically proven to deliver symptom relief for stress incontinence out to seven years⁴.
I haven’t experienced another leak and I’d go as far to say it’s changed my life. Now, I’m really spreading the word about my positive experience amongst those of my friends who might otherwise have carried on “suffering in silence.”
— Natalie P. | Bulkamid Patient, 40 years old
Talk With Urology Specialists About Bulkamid
Don’t settle for frustrating urinary symptoms or incontinence pads. Talk to a urologist at Urology Specialists today to see if Bulkamid is right for you. Give us a call at (605) 336-0635 to schedule an appointment at one of our many locations throughout Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding area.
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Important Safety Information:
Indications: The Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System is indicated for urethral injection for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) in adult women who have SUI or stress predominant mixed incontinence.
Contraindications: Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System must not be used in patients suffering from acute urinary tract infection.
Warnings: Implantation and use of the Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System incurs risks beyond those normally associated with surgery. These risks include, but are not limited to urethral bleeding, tissue ischemia, urethral injury or obstruction. The Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System should not be used in patients with urethral or bladder neck strictures until the strictures have been corrected. Use of the Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System in patients with strictures may cause injury and/or urethral obstruction. Over-correction using Bulkamid Hydrogel may lead to obstruction. Do not use Bulkamid Hydrogel in male patients.
Results and experiences may vary and are unique to each patient. No promise or guarantee is made about specific results or experiences. Talk to your doctor about whether Bulkamid is right for you and to discuss the potential risks and benefits.
Precautions: The Bulkamid Urethral Bulking System is only to be administered by a qualified, trained physician. Safety and effectiveness of Bulkamid have not been established in patients who are less than 18 years of age or those with urethral hypermobility (>30° straining angle), predominant urge incontinence, unevaluated hematuria, advanced pelvic organ prolapse, neurogenic bladder, or for re-injection of Bulkamid Hydrogel less than 4 weeks after initial injection. The effect of Bulkamid has not been evaluated in women during pregnancy, delivery or lactation. The effect of Bulkamid on subsequent pregnancy and delivery, and the impact of subsequent pregnancy on the effect of Bulkamid, is unknown.
Adverse Events: Adverse events may include: pain at the implant site, acute retention, urinary tract infection, hematuria, de novo urge incontinence, dysuria, urinary urgency, vaginal infection/irritation/Lichen Sclerosus, and worsening urinary incontinence.
Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale and use by, or on the order of, a physician.
For a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, go to www.bulkamid.com/isi. © 2021 Axonics, Inc. This material contains registered trademarks, trade names, and brand names of Axonics, Inc.
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