Coaptite Injection

Coaptite is a gel-like substance. It is used as a 'bulking agent' to increases the size of the urethra. The urethra is a tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside of the body.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact your doctor if you have any of the following:

    • Increased pressure or pain
    • Not able to urinate
    • Changes in frequency, odor, appearance, or volume of urine
    • Signs of infection, including fever or chills
    • Blood in urine
    • Painful urination or a burning sensation
    • Leaking urine

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    Coaptite is a gel-like substance. It is used as a 'bulking agent' to increases the size of the urethra. The urethra is a tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside of the body.

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure


    This procedure is for women who have
    stress urinary incontinence
    . This is the leakage of urine caused by weakening of the muscles around the bladder and pelvis.

    Muscles Involved in Incontinence in Women
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  • Possible Complications

    If you are planning to have a coaptite injection, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

    • Trouble passing urine due to urethra swelling
    • Blood in urine
    • Painful urination
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Feeling the urge to urinate
    • Frequent urination
    • Continued incontinence
    • Bleeding
    • Damage to the urethra
    • Reaction to anesthesia

    You should avoid this procedure if you have a history of:

    • Urinary tract infections
    • Current irritation of your bladder or urethra
    • The wall of your urethra being easily damaged

    Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the injection.