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    1. 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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    2. Emotional Toll From Overactive Bladder

      Jan. 20, 2006 -- Having an overactive bladder makes it more difficult to perform daily activities, yet many people don't consider the problem a valid medical condition, according to a new study. Researchers found three-fourths of people with overactive bladders said the condition interfered with dai

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    3. Urine Leakage Not Due to Childbirth

      Dec. 2, 2005 - Doctors think it's true. Patients think it's true. And urogynecologist Gunhilde M. Buchsbaum, MD, thought vaginal childbirth put women at risk of urinary incontinence. Not any more. Buchsbaum, an associate professor at the University of Rochester, N.Y., now thinks childbirth has nothi

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    4. Adult Incontinence: How Common Is it?

      May 23, 2005 -- If you've recently had a problem with bladder control, you're far from alone. New surveys show that urinary incontinence -- a problem with bladder control -- is quite common. Both surveys were reported at this week's annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Antoni

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    5. Hormones May Make Urinary Incontinence Worse

      Feb. 22, 2005 - A treatment given to postmenopausal women with urinary incontinence actually seems to make the problem worse, researchers say. A new study shows that menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of developing incontinence in postmenopausal women and increases the symptoms in already

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    6. New Overactive Bladder Drug Approved

      Dec. 22, 2004 -- The FDA today approved Enablex for the treatment of overactive bladder, according to the drug's manufacturer. Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the East Hanover, N.J., affiliate of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG, says the drug should hit the U.S. market in early 2005. The drug is approved for

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    7. New Overactive Bladder Drug Approved

      Dec. 22, 2004 -- The FDA today approved Enablex for the treatment of overactive bladder, according to the drug's manufacturer. Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the East Hanover, N.J., affiliate of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG, says the drug should hit the U.S. market in early 2005. The drug is approved for

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    8. Your Own Stem Cells May Cure Incontinence

      Nov. 29, 2004 -- A new treatment that uses a person's own stem cells to strengthen the bladder may one day cure incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects more than 15 million people worldwide. It occurs when the muscles that help the urethra open and close become wea

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    9. Vesicare Approved to Treat Overactive Bladder

      Nov. 23, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new, once-daily drug to treat overactive bladder, an often embarrassing disorder that affects up to 20 million men and women in the U.S. Vesicare is approved to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and urge incontinence. In people with

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    10. Urinary Incontinence Runs in the Family

      Oct. 14, 2004 -- Sisters and daughters of women with urinary incontinence are more likely to face the same problem as they get older, a new study shows. Urinary incontinence or loss of urine control is a common problem among women, especially among older women. It's a symptom of a problem in the low

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