Years ago, I was involved in a clinical trial investigating a medication to treat stress urinary incontinence, a common type of urinary leakage associated with coughing and sneezing.
While that trial did not lead to a successful medication, it did provide promise that a non-surgical method of treating stress incontinence could evolve. Now, a new medication holds out hope for treating stress urinary incontinence.
The new medication, available only via a clinical trial, is called enobosarm, and while it seems unlikely to cure stress incontinence, it provides hope for women who wish to avoid surgery.
In my practice, I am currently offering patients an alternative promising non-surgical option for stress urinary incontinence via office injection of a specific portion of the patient’s own blood, called PRP, or platelet rich plasma.