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    1. The Scariest Article You'll Ever Read About Your Ladyparts

      By Jen MatlackWe open up about four hush-hush conditions -- from peeing your pants to ridiculously heavy periods -- that millions of women are suffering from in silence. Maybe even you. This is tough to admit, but here goes: I'm 39, and I pee myself on a regular basis. No kidding; it's true. Since I

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    2. At the Gym With Incontinence

      You're toiling on the treadmill, Stairmaster, or recumbent bicycle -- and the accident happens: a little urinary incontinence. Small leaks can occur whether you're a teen or a woman in her 20s and upward. Often incontinence starts after childbirth or as the result of athletic injuries. Some men have

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    3. When You’re a Guest With Incontinence

      They may be family -- but having an incontinence accident while staying in another person's home can be awkward and embarrassing. How do you explain the wet sheets? How can you dispose of used incontinence pads? Is incontinence keeping you from visiting friends and family? "One of my patients was af

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    4. On Vacation With Incontinence

      A shopping spree in Milan, a hike in Ecuador, an island-hopping cruise. On vacation, you can escape most everyday hassles -- except incontinence. At every turn, it's unfamiliar territory. If you have an accident, what can you do? "Everyone who has incontinence has developed some coping strategies,"

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    5. Oops, I Leaked: Tales of Incontinence

      "I'm more sensitive now to women when they say they've 'gotta go,'" says 51-year-old professional speaker, author, and prostate cancer survivor Chuck Gallagher. The Greenville, S.C., resident experienced mild incontinence for six weeks following his laparoscopic surgery. "Guys don't want to talk abo

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    6. Mind Over Bladder May Lessen Leaks

      May 8, 2009 -- Maybe there’s something to the notion of mind over matter -- or in this case mind over bladder. The mind may offer a new path to better bladder control and a way to sidestep some of the embarrassing side effects of an overactive bladder, a new study suggests. Doctors at Loyola Univers

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    7. Muscle Cells Cut Urinary Incontinence

      April 26, 2009 -- Muscle cells taken from patients' own thighs can help reduce their treatment-resistant stress urinary incontinence. It isn't a joke when, due to stress urinary incontinence, laughing or coughing makes your bladder uncontrollably leak urine. Most patients get help from exercises, be

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    8. Hope for Overactive Bladder Problems

      Lou Dunn is one of those women who's always on the go. The Pittsburgh mother and wife runs her own calligraphy business and usually has energy to burn. But for years, her active schedule was hampered by a serious downside. Nature called way too often. Like millions of others, Dunn suffers from overa

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    9. FDA OKs First Overactive Bladder Gel

      Jan. 28, 2009 -- The FDA has approved Gelnique, the first and only topical gel to treat overactive bladder. Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes Gelnique, announced the approval in a news release. Gelnique's active ingredient, oxybutynin, isn't new; it's an antispasmodic agent that's already availabl

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    10. Weight Loss May Reduce Incontinence

      Jan, 27, 2009 -- For obese and overweight women, losing weight can dramatically reduce episodes of incontinence, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study participants included 338 women, all overweight or obese, who leaked urine at least 10 times in a week. The wo

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