Skip to content

    Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

    News Related to Incontinence & Overactive Bladder

    1. New Fecal Incontinence Treatment Approved by FDA

      Dec. 18, 2015 -- A system to treat people who can't control their bowel movements (fecal incontinence) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fecal incontinence is a common but underreported problem, especially among older adults the FDA said. A common cause is damage to the mus

      Read Full Article
    2. Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without

      Read Full Article
    3. Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but

      Read Full Article
    4. Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pel

      Read Full Article
    5. Exercise May Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting u

      Read Full Article
    6. Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. "We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and abo

      Read Full Article
    7. Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of vaginal mesh -- a device implanted to help support a woman's pelvic organs -- won't necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new

      Read Full Article
    8. Female Incontinence Device Gets 'High Risk' Status

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal mesh devices that support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women will get stricter oversight in the future due to safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. "The FDA

      Read Full Article
    9. 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

      Read Full Article
    10. 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

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 1 - 10 of 64 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    womens restroom sign
    Symptoms, causes, and treatments.
    hand over mouth
    Test your urine knowledge.
    man breathing with mouth open
    Is it true that men can do kegels?
    bathroom sign running
    Assess your symptoms.
    woman holding water
    Food That Makes You Gotta Go
    Male Incontinence Slideshow
    Mature woman standing among peers
    Worried in bed
    woman standing in front of restroom sign
    various pills
    sitting in chair