How does uresta® work?
The uresta® bladder support is designed to work with your body to significantly reduce or stop leaks due to Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI; sometimes referred to as Light Bladder Leakage) – the bell shape presses gently against the vaginal wall, supporting the urethra to significantly reduce or stop leaks22.
Won’t it feel weird?
You’ll feel your uresta® when you first insert it, but once it is fully in place you shouldn’t feel it at all23. It’s a similar experience to using a tampon.
Will it work?
The uresta® bladder support has been clinically proven to significantly reduce or stop leaks in women who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (sometimes also referred to as Light Bladder Leakage). In clinical studies, 17 out of 20 saw a significant reduction in leaking while leaks were completely eliminated for 6 out of 10 women. And of those who were satisfied with their uresta®, more than three-quarters kept on using it over the long term24.
How can I buy it?
You can buy uresta® yourself online or from pharmacies that carry uresta® in Canada. The uresta® bladder support may be covered by your private insurance plan, in which case you would need a prescription from your doctor for reimbursement.
How long can I wear my uresta®?
The uresta® bladder support may be used in different ways to suit your lifestyle:
1. All day – insert your uresta® into the vagina in the morning. Remove it at bedtime.
2. For specific activities – insert your uresta® before any activity which causes leaking for you (e.g. running, yoga). Remove it after the activity is finished.
3. Remove your uresta® before sexual intercourse.
How should I clean my uresta®?
We recommend hand-washing your uresta® using a mild soap and allow it to air dry in its opened case25.
Do I need to take my uresta® out to pee?
If your uresta® is properly fitted, you should still be able to pee, and have bowel movements when inserted. If you are unable to do so, you should consider a smaller size26.
Can I have sexual intercourse while wearing my uresta®?
Your uresta® should be removed prior to sexual intercourse27.
How long should I use my uresta® before I replace it?
We recommend replacing it every year. Replace your uresta® if you observe a defect (e.g. a crack)28.
How do I know which size uresta® is right for me?
Try all three sizes in your uresta® Starter Kit to find the one that feels right for you.
Check our sizing guidelines in our Support section, for the ways you’ll know you have the right fit.
Do I need a doctor to insert my uresta® ?
The uresta® bladder support is a self-managed solution, so you don’t need a doctor to help you find your right fit or insert it for you29.
Do I need a prescription to buy uresta®?
No, you do not. You can buy uresta® yourself online or from pharmacies that carry uresta®. The uresta® bladder support may be covered by your private insurance plan, in which case you would need a prescription from your doctor for reimbursement. If you reside in the United States, you are required to have a prescription to purchase the device.
Find more tips in the troubleshooting area of our Support section