The inability to control urine, known as incontinence, can affect any individual for a host of different reasons. For women in particular, having weak sphincters could lead to a form of incontinence. Sphincters are the muscles within the urinary system that allow the body to hold in urine. If the sphincter muscles stop working, urine leakage will result. This condition is known as intrinsic sphincter deficiency. There are treatment options available for this disorder. One of the most common remedies is known as intrinsic sphincter deficiency repair—a procedure in which collagen implant injections are inserted through a needle into the wall of the urethra creating a blockage of urine flow from the bladder. This procedure might not be suited for everyone, so it is best for patients to consult with their physician for the best course of treatment.

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