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About Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), sometimes called stress incontinence, is a condition where unwanted bladder leaks happen during normal daily activities.
  • SUI tends to develop in women as part of aging, during or after pregnancy, or in conjunction with certain pelvic floor conditions.
  • One in three women will suffer from SUI at some point in their lives.1
  • Leaks can occur during coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or even through less vigorous activities like standing up and bending over.
    • The leaks occur because the muscles surrounding the neck of the bladder are not strong enough to prevent urine leaking out when these activities put increased pressure on the bladder.
    • The amount of urine you leak can vary from just a few drops to being enough to soak through your clothes.
  • For women who experience bladder leaks because of SUI, it can have a severe impact on work life, family life and sex life. Many women also report feeling a loss in self-confidence and an inability to do activities they once enjoyed.2
  • Surgery is often used to treat SUI. A common surgical treatment to provide support for the urethra is transvaginal mesh, also known as mid-urethral slings.
    • During this surgery, a narrow strip of a permanent material (mesh) is placed below the urethra to help prevent leakage. These surgical procedures are the gold standard for SUI treatment but are do carry additional risk of complication.3

About Bulkamid

  • Bulkamid is a soft, water-based gel that can be used to restore the natural closing of the urethra.
  • Bulkamid is safe and effective in the treatment of SUI: in a clinical study, 92% of women reported being cured or improved3
  • Bulkamid is delivered via a simple procedure, a series of 3 – 4 small injections that takes just 10 – 15 minutes3
  • Bulkamid offers long-lasting symptom relief. Bulkamid is clinically proven to deliver symptom relief out to seven years4
  • Bulkamid offers a more appealing treatment option. In a clinical study, the majority of women with SUI chose Bulkamid before other surgical treatment options5


  1. Magon, N et al. Stress urinary incontinence: What, when, why, and then what? J Midlife Health. 2011 Jul-Dec; 2(2): 57–64.
  2. Trinity/Contura fieldwork survey for the awareness campaign for women suffering with SUI, 2017
  3. Itkonen-Freitas AM et al. Tension Free Vaginal Tape Vs Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Injection For Primary Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Urol. Vol 203, 372 – 378, 2020.
  4. Brosche et al. Seven-Year Efficacy and Safety Outcomes of Bulkamid for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. Vol 40(1):502-508, 2021.
  5. Dwyer L et al. “Voice Your Choice”: A Study of Women’s Choice of Surgery For Primary Stress Urinary Incontinence. International Urogynecology Journal. 31:769–777, 2020