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    1. Living With Overactive Bladder

      You're sitting in a meeting when you have the sudden urge to pee. Immediately. Or you can't sleep because your bladder wakes you up. Maybe you've canceled plans because you don't always make it to the bathroom on time. And you're embarrassed to talk about it. No need to feel shame, says Maude Carmel

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    2. Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of vaginal mesh -- a device implanted to help support a woman's pelvic organs -- won't necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new

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    3. Female Incontinence Device Gets 'High Risk' Status

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal mesh devices that support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women will get stricter oversight in the future due to safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. "The FDA

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    4. 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often s

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    5. Mistakes People With OAB Make

      You may not be able to cure overactive bladder, but with the right tools and know-how, you can control it. Many people who have OAB don't realize there are things they can, and should, do differently. The first and often biggest mistake a person with OAB makes is thinking they can't do anything abou

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    6. OAB Questions For and From Your Doctor

      If your daily schedule is dictated by frequent and sudden urinary urges that leave you scrambling for the nearest bathroom, and you haven't already been to see your doctor -- it's time to make an appointment to get your overactive bladder treated. Whether you see a primary care doctor, internal medi

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    7. Traveling With Overactive Bladder

      The thought of traveling to an exotic destination might sound enticing, but not when you know you'll be taking your overactive bladder along with you. The thought of frantically searching for a bathroom in an unfamiliar city might fill you with dread. But it is possible to travel successfully. Too o

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    8. How OAB Affects Sex and Intimacy

      Although it can be hard for women to talk about overactive bladder or sex, it may be even harder to talk about OAB and sex. OAB can take its toll in many areas of your life, including your romantic relationships. "Oftentimes, women with OAB worry about urine leakage during sex or orgasm," says Jenni

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    9. New Treatments for Overactive Bladder

      When you live with overactive bladder (OAB), your overwhelming worry becomes, "Where is the nearest bathroom?" You never know when you'll feel the sudden urge to urinate -- the hallmark of urge incontinence. And every time you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift your groceries, there's a good chance you'l

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    10. The Emotional Effects of OAB

      Overactive bladder is a physical issue, but it has an impact on the rest of your life as well. Few people want to sit around and chat about their need to rush to the bathroom, though. "A woman who's growing older sees men on television talking about erectile dysfunction, but not women sharing their

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