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Surgery may not be best answer for urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence. It is an embarrassing problem most women would prefer not to talk about. Researchers estimate that as much as 30 percent of the female population suffers from the condition. However, there are treatments available but the pros and cons should be seriously weighed. Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It can have a profound impact on one’s quality of life. There are different types of incontinence, which are almost always the result of an underlying treatable medical condition. Treatments range from behavior management, pelvic floor exercises, medications and surgery. One of the more common types of urinary ... Read More

Bladder slings may cause serious complications for some women

Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing for women, but relief from symptoms is possible. As with any medical problem, however, a doctor should be consulted, and treatment and procedure options should be carefully weighed. Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine due to a variety of conditions including insufficient strength of the pelvic floor muscles, or an overwhelming urge to urinate. Treatments have expanded over the years. Before women consider surgery or medication, which can have harmful side effects, they should try conservative therapies. This includes limiting fluid intake, cutting back on caffeine and other bladder irritants, and voiding on ... Read More

Blogger urges others injured by surgical mesh to file report

In December 2010, nine months after surgery where a surgical mesh “bladder sling” was implanted in her body to help with incontinence, Linda started a blog. It was the only way the 63-year-old widow could vent about the complications she experienced after surgery. Since then, she has received more surgeries, is in constant pain, and requires a walker for mobility. “When I started this blog it was out of my own anger and frustration because I researched mesh before I had the surgery,” she writes in an August 17, 2011 entry. “My doctor never once told me about a warning ... Read More