Stress urinary incontinence Coaptite injections
Apr 9, 2020
What is Coaptite?
Coaptite is used to help control urine (pee) leakage caused by a weak urinary sphincter. This is a permanent urethral implant. This is a procedure that is done in our office with local anesthesia.
How does Coaptite work?
- It is injected into the wall of your urethra using a special device called a Wolf Injector (a lit scope that looks into the bladder and urethra).
- The material bulks up the urethral tissue, causing it to tighten.
- This stops pee from leaking out of your bladder.
- You may need a few injections to get good results.
After the procedure:
- You may go back to normal activity.
- You may bath and shower as usual.
- Do not put anything in your vagina for 1 week.
- Drink fluids to keep your pee a pale yellow. This lowers your risk of infection.
- When you go to the bathroom:
- You may notice some light spotting for 1 or 2 days. This is normal.
- You may have the urge to pee quickly and discomfort for 1 or 2 days.
- You were given 1 dose of antibiotics today.
- This helps lower the chance of a urinary tract infection (bladder infection).
- Keep taking your normal medicines.
- You may take blood thinners, such as aspirin.
- You may have some discomfort.
- Over the counter pain relievers may help ease your pain.
Call our office or your local doctor if you have:
- A fever over 100.4° F
- Signs of a urinary tract infection, such as:
- Pain when peeing
- Blood in your pee after the first 2 days
- Pain in your kidney area
- Blood in your pee or burning with peeing that lasts for more than 3 days.
- If you do not feel that you are emptying your bladder fully.
Last reviewed March 2020