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Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence

  • Pranathi Reddy
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Abstract

Urinary incontinence is defined as the complaint of involuntary loss of urine [1], which could be urethral or extra-urethral loss. It is a common problem and affects women of all age groups with a significant effect on their quality of life. The prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age. Among young adults and middle aged, it is reported in 25 % of women and in those aged 40 and over, the mean prevalence is 34 % [2]. The common types of urinary incontinence in women are stress urinary incontinence (SUI), urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), and mixed urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence resulting in extra-urethral loss, a feature of fistula, is more of gynecological etiology now rather than obstetric in most parts of the world.

Keywords

Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Detrusor Overactivity Interstitial Cystitis Urgency Urinary Incontinence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyRainbow Hospital for Women and ChildrenHyderabadIndia

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