Incontinence in women

Urinary incontinence and weak bladder symptoms in women are common amongst mothers and older women, especially those who have had natural childbirth or pelvic floor dysfunction. Faecal incontinence is common amongst elderly women as well as those who have had a stroke or suffer from another condition such as diabetes. Learn more about incontinence in women here.

5 ways to talk to about incontinence

Incontinence is embarrassing, but you don’t have to hide your condition from your loved ones. Here are five ways to talk to friends and family about incontinence.

Should you keep a bladder diary?

It can be very useful to keep track of your bladder function. Start your own bladder diary to see if you are at risk of developing urinary incontinence.

Pelvic mesh for incontinence risky

A mesh device used to support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women appears to carry more risks than previously thought, the US Food and Drug Administration said.

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Prenevin Govender completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2001. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists in 2009 and graduated with distinction for a Masters in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His special interests include laparoscopic, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery. He consults full-time at Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont.

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