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FDA Approves Marketing of Fecal Incontinence Device for Women

by Chelsea Wardach February 17, 2015 2 min read

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that they have approved the marketing of the Eclipse System, a tool used to treat fecal incontinence (FI) in adult women aged 18 to 75 years old.
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JAMA Study: Effectiveness of POP Surgery May Decrease Over Years

by Chelsea Wardach May 21, 2013 2 min read

Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the vagina and uterus, fall down or slip out of place. This is caused by the weakening of connective tissues, muscles, and ligaments.

Every year, more than 225,000 women will undergo a type of surgery called an abdominal sacrocolpopexy to fix this “falling out” problem.

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Risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence Increases after Vaginal Delivery

by Chelsea Wardach February 19, 2013 2 min read

Women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence (UI), prolapse, and fecal incontinence 20 years after one vaginal delivery compared to one caesarean section, according to new research published in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University in Sweden.
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Study Shows Caffeine May Increase Urinary Incontinence in Men

by Chelsea Wardach January 17, 2013 2 min read

In previous blog posts, we’ve mentioned that caffeine is a bladder irritant and can make incontinence symptoms worse. Now, there’s a new study to back that statement up.
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Guidelines to Help Family Doctors Evaluate Incontinence in Women

by Chelsea Wardach November 13, 2012 1 min read

Of the 25 million American adults who experience urinary incontinence, 75-80 percent of those are women. Despite this high prevalence, the topic of bladder leakage is still hush-hush at the doctor’s office because women are often embarrassed to discuss the issue with their doctors.
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