Does ThermiVa Treat Leaky Bladder Symptoms?

Will ThermiVa reduce leaky bladder symptoms?

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I hear about this problem constantly from our friends and most of our mommy makeover patients.  Jogging on the trail near our house, working out at the gym, Jazzercise or yoga, no one wants a stain in the groin region.  It keeps many from even participating.  We started with a handful of our "friends" and were pleasantly surprised at how uniformly effective this treatment is.  For an hour long, non-surgical session that is not uncomfortable, spaced a month apart and NO down time from any activities, including intercourse, and it is could you not want this improvement.  Anyone with severe leaking will not have significant change.  Mild to moderate leaking sufferers will see improvement as soon as the first treatment.  Most of our patients have required 2-4 treatments.  We have patients coming up on a year who have stayed consistently symptom free. 

Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

ThermiVa Treats Urinary Leakage and Urgency

ThermiVa is a good option in treating patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence and over-active bladder symptoms.  If symptoms exceed the mild to moderate category then surgery is likely a better option.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Bladder Leakage

That's a great question and yes, ThermiVa does treat that problem in patients. Many of our patients have been very pleased with their results.

Jayesh Panchal, MD
Edmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

No more Leaking

Absolutely, most women with mild to moderate urinary incontinence experience

dramatic improvement after several treatments from ThermiVa. In our experience

it usually takes 3 treatments to get good results but some women experience

improvement more quickly. Get back to running, laughing, coughing and exercising

and stay dry!

Joseph Morandi, DO
Morristown Family Physician

ThermiVa and Stress Incontinence

Although not the original intent of the treatment, many of our patients have reported significant improvement with stress incontinence.  Since ThermiVa uses RF technology to heat the area of the vagina improving elasticity and increasing collagen production in the area, it helps provide more support to the urethra and bladder areas that are right above the vagina.  With more support, there is less leaking from stress activities such as sneezing, coughing, exercising etc.  

Leaky Bladders: ThermiVa is effective, but see a specialist to be sure.

Thank you for one of the most important questions about ThermiVa.  ThermiVa has been shown to improve mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence (the leaks that come with coughing/sneezing/jumping jacks).  My patients have been extremely happy with their results with many having a complete resolution of their symptoms.  If you require large diapers that are getting soaked, then ThermiVa is probably not a treatment that will give you satisfactory results. 

In cases of leaky bladders, it is best to see a board-certified gynecologist with experience in pelvic dysfunction/urinary incontinence who performs ThermiVa to see what treatment is correct for you.

Natalie Drake, MD
The Woodlands OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Can ThermiVa help with leaky bladder symptoms?

Thank you for your question. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency technology to gently heat the labia and vaginal walls. Patients in clinical trials also showed a tightening of the lower bladder wall which can help diminish leaky bladder symptoms, which is a common problem for many women after childbirth and also with exercise and age.

Thomas McFadden, MD
Greenville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

ThermiVA Helps Leaky Bladder Symptoms

With the result of vaginal tightening also brings reduced bladder leakage symptoms. Once the tissue is restored and tightened, the leaking is greatly reduced. Women don’t have to fear sneezing, coughing or jumping up and down anymore!

Jenny Weyler, MD
Worcester Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

ThermiVa for a Leaky Bladder?

ThermiVa is not FDA approved for urinary incontinence, but many patients report that they see a significant improvement in this area. They have more control and less of an urgency to go to the bathroom.  During clinical trials with ThermiVa, one of the positive side affects was improvement with mild to moderate urinary incontinence and increased moisture for menopausal or post menopausal patients.

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

ThermiVa and Leaky Bladder

ThermiVa could be a great option to help tighten and reduce the tendency toward a leaky bladder.  ThermiVa is only encouraged for those who have MILD incontinence. ThermiVa treatments may lessen urine leakage and the urge to go symptoms.  You most definitely need to be evaluated to know if ThermiVa would be the best option for you specifically. If the leaky bladder is more serious then ThermiVa would most likely not be the best option. 

Ginger Isom-Batz, MD
Dallas Urologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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