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  1. Incontinence Drugs: Benefits and Harms Compared

    April 9, 2012 -- Drugs that treat incontinence caused by an overactive bladder offer modest benefits to some women, and they often come with significant side effects, a new review of research shows. The government-funded review compared the benefits and side effects of several drugs: darifenacin (En

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  2. At Work With Incontinence

    Staff meetings, client lunches, customer calls. In your workday, incontinence can be unsettling. You're taking lots of breaks -- even during big client meetings. You're away from your desk every time your boss comes by. You reach the office flustered one morning -- the dark stain on your clothes all

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  3. The Emotional Toll of Female Incontinence

    The family dinner was going well -- until a condition known as female incontinence got in the way.  The middle-aged woman has urge incontinence, sometimes called overactive bladder (OAB). As the name suggests, when the urge to go to the bathroom comes on, it often can't be controlled.  She leaked ur

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  4. Tips for Coping Day to Day With Urinary Incontinence

    Like it or not, urinary incontinence is a fact of life for many people. It can happen as we get older, and for women during pregnancy or after birth, even as the result of a persistent cough. What can you do to take control? For answers, WebMD went to the American Urological Association and Craig Co

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  5. Sex, Exercise, and Stress Incontinence

    Stress incontinence has an annoying way of showing up at the most inopportune times. You're jogging along, feeling great -- and then you realize your running shorts are damp with urine. Later that night, during a romantic rendezvous with your partner, a trickle of urine appears again, definitely spo

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  6. The Truth About Urine

    Urine isn't something most people talk about. We barely give it more than a passing glance as it swirls out of sight down the toilet bowl. Yet changes in the urine -- its color, odor, and consistency -- can provide important clues about the status of your body. Your urine can reveal what you've been

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  7. Botox Approved to Treat Leaky Bladder

    Aug. 24, 2011 -- Botox can now be used to treat a leaky bladder due to conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, the FDA says. Nerve damage from these and other conditions can make it difficult for patients to retain urine. Patients often need medications to relax the bladder, as

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  8. FDA: Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse With Mesh Risky

    July 13, 2011 -- The risks of placing mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may outweigh its benefits, according to the FDA. Risks include mesh protruding out of the vaginal tissue (erosion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation from tools us

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  9. Do Diaphragms Cause Urinary Tract Infections?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the most common beliefs about medicine. In our September 2011 issue, we asked Jane Miller, MD, an associate professor of urology at Washington University's School of Medi

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  10. Experimental Drug Targets Overactive Bladder

    May 17, 2011 -- An experimental drug may help improve symptoms and quality of life among the estimated 33 million people who live with overactive bladder (OAB). OAB is marked by frequent urges to urinate, leakage, and the need to make several trips to the bathroom during the night. It is caused by a

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