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  1. 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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  2. Procedure for Female Incontinence May Have Downside

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The success of a common surgery for pelvic organ prolapse -- a painful and distressing condition affecting many women -- lessens over time, according to a new study. Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure used to relieve the pr

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  3. Botox May Put the Brakes on Overactive Bladder

    Oct. 4, 2012 -- Injections of Botox may be as good as pills for putting the brakes on an overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is marked by a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate, which can lead to the involuntary loss of urine, called urge incontinence. Botox works by relaxing the bladder muscle

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  4. Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women

    July 16, 2012 -- According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who've had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who've never been pregnant could suffer from the problem. The Australian researchers say their

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  5. FDA Approves New Overactive Bladder Drug

    June 28, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Myrbetriq to treat overactive bladder. Myrbetriq is an extended-release pill taken once a day. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, so it contracts at inappropriate times. Symptoms of overactive bl

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  6. 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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  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. 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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  10. Boys Given Lab-Grown Urethras OK 6 Years Later

    March 8, 2011 -- Five boys unable to urinate due to pelvic injury remain cured up to six years after getting new lab-grown urethras. The successful report of "tissue engineered" urethras in patients comes from Wake Forest University researcher Anthony Atala, MD. In 2006, Atala's team reported the fi

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