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    1. Study: Female Incontinence Is Common

      Feb. 29, 2008 -- Women often don't tell their doctors about incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse, but those problems are common, a new study shows. The study urges women not to accept those problems as a normal part of aging. "Rather, they should focus on modifiable risk facto

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    2. Panel Recommends Curb in Episiotomy

      Dec. 12, 2007 -- A routine procedure performed on up to 1 million American women per year may be needlessly contributing to incontinence in those women, an expert panel concluded Wednesday. The procedure, known as episiotomy, involves cutting tissue between the lower vagina and the anus when women a

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    3. Hysterectomy May Up Incontinence Risk

      Oct. 25, 2007 -- Having a hysterectomy appears to increase a woman's risk of developing stress incontinence, according to the largest study ever to examine the issue. Researchers analyzed data from more than 165,000 Swedish women who had hysterectomies and almost half a million women who did not. Th

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    4. Stem Cells Help Urinary Incontinence?

      June 28, 2007 -- Injections of stem cells and other cells obtained from a woman's own body can treat stress urinary incontinence with dramatically better results than conventional collagen injections, according to a new study from Austria. The results, which mimic those from similar research under w

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    5. Urinary Incontinence: Rating Surgeries

      May 22, 2007 -- Researchers have new information on what type of bladder-control surgery may work best for women with urinary stress incontinence. Urinary incontinence, losing urine by accident, can happen for various reasons. Stress incontinence is caused by physical activities such as exercise, la

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    6. Stem Cells May Help Treat Incontinence

      May 21, 2007 -- For the more than 13 million women in the U.S. who suffer from stress urinary incontinence, stem cells derived from their own muscle cells may improve the condition, a study shows. "Five of eight women got a modest degree of improvement, and one woman was dry," says Michael Chancello

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    7. Drug Combo Treats Overactive Bladder

      Nov. 14, 2006 -- Some men with overactive bladder may benefit from treatment with two drugs instead of one, a new study shows. The study appears in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers included Steven Kaplan, MD, of the urology department at New York's Weill Cornell Medic

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    8. 3 Questions Check Urinary Incontinence

      May 15, 2006 -- Researchers have designed a three-question quiz to help diagnose urinary incontinence in women. The quiz covers two types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence is urine leakage during laughing, coughing, sneezing, or other movements.

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    9. Biofeedback for Overactive Bladder?

      May 8, 2006 -- A new study shows that older women with overactive bladders (urge incontinence incontinence ) benefited from learning biofeedback techniques. The benefits were strongest in women who had a history of depression depression , according to the study, which was presented in Chicago at the

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    10. Surgery May Avoid Urinary Incontinence

      April 12, 2006 -- For women with pelvic-organ prolapse, getting two operations at the same time may help avoid new cases of stress incontinence. In pelvic-organ prolapse, the pelvic muscles and connective tissue are weak or injured. As a result, the patient's bladder, bowel, and uterus press down on

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