Discover the newest solution to help treat female urinary incontinence.
If laughing leaves you with wet underwear or you suddenly have the urge to urinate while you’re about to head out the door, this awkward little issue is one that many women deal with (particularly as they get older). While urinary incontinence may be embarrassing or affecting your routine, the good news is that our Mission, KS, gynecologist Dr. Marilyn Richardson offers a unique new treatment that could control your symptoms and improve the strength of your bladder.
What is PRP therapy and how does it work?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a concentration of cells that are separated from your blood. PRP offers amazing health and regenerative benefits, especially for damaged or weakened tissue. When PRP is injected around the urethral opening it can improve the strength of the urethra and also reduce symptoms of urgency or leakage.
What should I expect when I come into the office?
When you come in for PRP therapy the first step is for a nurse to take a small sample of blood from your arm. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, where our team will separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. From there, the PRP solution is prepared and then injected into the tissue around the opening of the urethra. Before injecting the PRP into the urethra we will apply a numbing cream to the area first, so you shouldn’t feel a thing.
How long does PRP therapy take?
This procedure usually takes around one hour; however, we know just how important it is to get the treatment right and to make you feel comfortable throughout the process, so we will never rush you.
How often do I need to get PRP therapy?
Every woman is different; however, most women benefit from getting annual PRP treatments to maintain their results. Of course, this is something that our Mission, KS, gynecologist would be happy to discuss during your consultation.
If you are living with female urinary incontinence here in Mission, KS, and you want to talk to a gynecologist about whether PRP therapy is right for you, then call Hormone Hair & Vein Center at (913) 631-0277 to schedule a no-risk evaluation.