What is Urinary Incontinence in Women?

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine – loss of bladder control. There are a few types of Urinary Incontinence that we treat including:

  • Urge Incontinence
  • Stress Incontinence

Before we jump into what each of these mean, let’s get it straight what our bladder actually does. The bladder has two functions. The first is to store urine produced by the kidneys and the second is to contract and push the urine through the urethra. The sphincter muscle Controls the flow of urine out of the bladder. Our nervous system detects when the bladder is ready to be emptied and tells the sphincter to relax, allowing us to urinate. When there is any sort of abdominal stress on our pelvic organs, (the bladder, vagina, uterus, and rectum) SUI can occur.

Stress Incontinence usually occurs in women under the age of 60. While pregnancy and childbirth are top of the list of causes, there are some other health factors that put you at risk for developing Stress Incontinence. These factors include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Loss of pelvic muscle tone
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Chronic Coughing (Caused by smoking)
  • High impact sports

Urge Incontinence is when urine leaks as you feel a sudden, intense urge to pass urine, or soon afterwards. This is commonly referred to as an “overactive bladder”. Causes of this type of incontinence include:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Damaged spinal cord
  • Irritation of the bladder

We treat Urinary Incontinence for women with PRP Treatment. The PRP Urinary Incontinence treatment use patient’s own blood to rejuvenate vaginal tissues. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) also known as “Vampire Facelift”, has been popular for rejuvenating skin and hair.



The procedure is a non-surgical and safe option for women to get rid of Urinary Incontinence. The procedure begins with a small amount of blood taken from your arm and it is then separated to give us concentrated PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), which contains essential growth factors that regenerate vaginal tissues. Then, PRP is injected into the space around the urethra, which should then begin to relieve from urinary incontinence in a week or two.

You can find more information on this treatment here.

If you have any questions or queries on our PRP treatment for Urinary Incontinence, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 087 164 7942 or you can email us at info@refineclinic.ie