Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: Diagnosis and Medical Management

Mark Deutchman, MDMedical Writer: Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, PhD

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SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women. In most cases, the history and physical examination can identify patients with a significant stress component without the need for urodynamic testing. Currently, treatment for SUI in the United States is limited to various types of behavioral interventions, mechanical devices, and surgery; however, pharmacologic treatment options are being investigated and becoming more widely available throughout the European Union and several other countries.


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