Study sees options for female incontinence

PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. More

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Study sees options for female incontinence

Posted 6/16/14

PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence.

An estimated 20-36 percent of women suffer from mixed urinary incontinence but there are ways to control the condition, according to a recent study by a Rhode Island researcher.

The clinical review, entitled “Clinical Crossroads – Female Mixed Urinary Incontinence” by Deborah L. Myers, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Myers found that there is evidence for treating urinary incontinence with weight loss, for treating stress urinary incontinence with surgery and for treating urge urinary incontinence with medications.

Women & Infants Hospital is currently a member of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. •

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