Stress urinary incontinence Coaptite injections

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.

Medicines:

  • 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
  • Chills
  • Signs of a urinary tract infection, such as:
    • Frequency
    • Urgency
    • 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

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