Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

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Stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, is the involuntary loss of urine with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. SUI is a common and disabling condition affecting up to ⅓ of women. Two things are necessary for urethral closure and thus continence, when intra-abdominal pressure increases. First, the pelvic floor musculature …

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My Pain Has No Cure

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I’m 18 years old. My first semester in college was going amazing and I thought nothing would go wrong Before I knew it my finals were approaching and I found myself studying harder and harder for them I just wanted to do well. But, in one gruesome night I woke up and I was in …

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