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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It's Time to Talk About SUI Frequently Asked Questions

Questions to ask your health care provider about SUI

Questions to ask your health care provider when being diagnosed:

  • What is causing my urine leakage problem?
  • Do you think that I have SUI?
  • What have my test results showed?

Questions to ask your health care provider about non-surgical treatment:

  • What are my treatment choices, other than surgery?
  • What are each treatment's benefits and risks?
  • Do you recommend one option for me over another?

Questions to ask about surgery:

If your health care provider recommends surgery, these questions may help you talk with your provider:

Surgery Choices

  • What are my surgery choices?
  • What surgery do you recommend for me and why?
  • How likely is a cure or improvement for me
  • What are the risks?
  • How long will this treatment last?
  • For slings: what type of sling material is the best choice for me and why?
  • Is this surgery covered by my insurance?
  • How many of these surgeries have you done, and how many do you perform yearly?
  • What happens if I don't do this surgery now?


  • Is any testing needed before surgery?
  • Can you explain the test results to me?
  • What kind of anesthesia will I need for this surgery?
  • Should I get a second opinion? Why or why not?


  • How will I feel right after my surgery? In the first week? From then on?
  • What is the recovery time?
  • Will I be limited in any way and for how long? Can I drive?
  • When can I go back to work?
  • What can I do to improve my quality of life now?