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    1. Muscle Training Relieves Incontinence After Childbirth

      Sept. 17, 2001 -- Childbirth is generally felt to be part of the natural cycle of life, but many women are left with troubling medical problems, including the inability to control their urine or even their bowel movements. As many as a third of women suffer from urinary incontinence following vagina

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    2. A Transplant to Repair Urinary Incontinence?

      June 4, 2001 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Loss of urinary control is an embarrassing -- and very common -- problem that afflicts up to 17 million American adults. Those millions will no doubt be cheering the study findings of group of Pittsburgh scientists, who have come up with a remarkable and perhaps per

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    3. Kegel Exercises Help Incontinence After Pregnancy

      May 21, 2001 -- Many women cringe when they think of the embarrassment that can be caused by something as simple as sneezing, coughing, or sharing a laugh with a friend. The cause of this embarrassment is urinary incontinence, which affects millions of American women. Although some women may associa

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    4. Overactive Bladder: When You Have to Go, Go, Go

      April 13, 2001 -- Kim Dunn knew there was something wrong when she had to use the bathroom every 15 minutes. "When I went, it seemed like I had to go really, really bad," she tells WebMD. "I knew that wasn't a normal pattern." But the 45-year-old resident of Gardena, Calif. suffered with the symptom

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    5. Exercises Help Women With Urinary Incontinence

      Aug. 29, 2000 -- Urinary incontinence is a common problem for many older women. Frequent, uncontrolled leaking of urine from the bladder causes many women to avoid activities that were once enjoyable, including exercise and sex. A variety of treatment options are available for women with this proble

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    6. Hysterectomy Patients May Face Incontinence Later

      Aug. 15, 2000 -- Even after having suffered through bleeding or pain, then agonizing over the decision whether to have a hysterectomy, and then going through and recovering from the surgery, women may still have to face a possible side effect from the surgery later in life: incontinence. Women 60 ye

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    7. Watch the Lattes: Too Much Caffeine May Lead to Bladder Problems

      July 21, 2000 -- Do you live for latte? Crave cola? If you're a woman, take heed: Researchers say drinking too much caffeine may put some women at risk for a difficult and embarrassing bladder control problem as they age. In a study of more than 250 women who were being evaluated for urinary inconti

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    8. Collagen Injections Can Halt Stress Incontinence

      May 3, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Collagen injections appear to be a good option for women who suffer from severe stress incontinence but don't want to have corrective surgery. Stress incontinence is the sudden leakage of urine caused by physical activities that put stress on the abdomen. In a study of 55 wo

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    9. Urinary Incontinence Among Men More Common Than Thought

      April 4, 2000 (Cleveland) -- Urinary incontinence among men is more common than previously thought, according to a new study, and most men appear to be suffering in silence, possibly because their physicians never ask about incontinence. About a third of the men in the study "said they had some leak

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    10. New Help for Incontinence

      Any time 57-year-old Brenda Cayton of Grimesland, NC, went on a road trip, she had to study her route carefully to make sure she could find a restroom every half hour or so. "If I so much as sneezed, I would absolutely drown myself," Cayton says. Cayton suffered from "stress incontinence" -- a condi

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