Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

While not causing especial pain, urinary incontinence can be quite embarrassing at times. Not only can it interfere with a person’s emotional health, it can also be an indicator of disease, which should be taken seriously. If you suffer from this condition, do not hesitate to ask for medical help.

Below, methods of urinary incontinence treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
2597.00
Surgery
Price from
7694.00
Installation of polypropylene mesh monarch
Price from
7622.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
501.00

Best hospitals for Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse treatment

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University Hospital Erlangen


University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept.

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid


With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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About the disease

Urinary incontinence is a painless disease of the urinary tract, which results in a person completely losing the ability to control the bladder. There are many reasons why someone may develop urinary incontinence, for example infections, consumption of muscle relaxants, psychological problems, obesity, but the most common cause is pelvic organ prolapse. This condition can develop after a strenuous childbirth that lasted several hours, or after a long-term cough. Pelvic organ prolapse causes an organ of the urinary tract, such as the bladder, urethra or vagina to slip from its normal position and push against other organs. 

Overall, urinary incontinence is a very common condition. According to American website MedScape, 50-84% of the elderly have urinary incontinence. It is twice as common in women as it is in men. Also, people who frequently find themselves in stressful situation are 37% more likely to develop urinary incontinence in future. 

Symptoms

Urinary incontinence symptoms include:            

  1. involuntary urination
  2. inability to hold urine for a long time
  3. urine leaks out when the sufferer is laughing and/or feels excited, nervous or frightened

Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms include:          

  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • feeling of fullness in the abdomen
  • pressure in the pelvic organs
  • the sufferer may feel their other organs pushing against the urinary tract
  • constipation

Diagnosis

  • Urinalysis is the most common diagnostic measure for this type of disease. It allows the doctor to determine whether there are any abnormalities in the urine sample, which can indicate the presence of infection.
  • Urodynamic testing is used to measure how much pressure the patient’s bladder can hold.
  • Ultrasound can determine whether urinary incontinence is being caused by a prolapse and if so, which organ has prolapsed. 

Treatment

Surgery includes such options as a sling implantation, the installation of a polypropylene mesh monarch and prolapse surgery.

  • Sling implantation: a pelvic sling is attached around the urethra, preventing involuntary urination while laughing or coughing.
  • The installation of a polypropylene mesh monarch also aims to create support for the urethra. This treatment method is less invasive than sling implantation and it has fewer complications.
  • Prolapse surgery reattaches the prolapsed organ to its initial position, so that it will not create extra pressure on the bladder.

Overall, urinary incontinence treatment is very successful, with almost 90% of patients reporting good results.