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Incontinence

If you have urinary incontinence, you have a tendency to accidentally leak urine. It may happen when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or if you feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed, but don’t be—there are treatments that can help.

Incontinence News

  • Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who give birth vaginally are slightly more likely to develop urinary incontinence afterward compared to women who have cesarean sections, according to Finnish researchers. However, experts in the United States stressed that C-section deliveries come with their own risks, so the choice of how to deliver a child [...][...]

  • Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal mesh sling to treat stress incontinence will suffer a complication that [...][...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests. Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally leak urine. Weight-loss surgery helps obese people shed unwanted pounds. In turn, that weight loss seems [...][...]

  • Urine Isn’t Free of Bacteria

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Though it’s commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds. “Clinicians previously equated the presence of bacteria in urine to infections. The discovery of bacteria in the urine of healthy females provides an opportunity to advance our understanding of bladder health and [...][...]

  • Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

    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 many people don’t seek help because they’re embarrassed or don’t know about therapy options, [...][...]