There is much debate about whether pre-operative urodynamic testing (or bladder function testing) is clinically useful in patients with pure stress urinary incontinence, with some professional organizations recommending for the use of routine urodynamics and some recommending against routine use of these tests.
The FDA issued a public health notification regarding use of surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. Surgical mesh has caused severe complications in some patients.
Urinary incontinence plagues as many as 17% of women in the United States. Some medications claim to ease the disease burden, but how well do these medications work?
In the largest study to date looking at botulinum toxin for this use, the agent was found to an effective and safe treatment option for detrusor overactivity (DO). The results can be found in European Urology.
While tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is and single-incision mini-sling result in similar subjective cure rates for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, the mini-sling is still inferior, according to a randomized study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Vulvodynia is a medical term that means "painful vulva". The term can cover a wide variety of vulvar pain syndromes, including various infections and skin disorders.
An episiotomy is a surgical incision into the perineum, the area between the bottom of the vaginal opening and the anus, in order to increase the size of the vaginal opening during childbirth. If it is done as part of gynecologic surgery, it's called a perineorrhaphy.
Vulvodynia is a general term which means, simply and literally, "pain in the vulva." It is not the name of a disease, but a symptom, just like "headache." Vulvar vestibulitis is a syndrome in which there is pain at specific points in the vulvar vestibule (the portion surrounding the entrance to the vagina).
Biofeedback is a self regulation training technique derived from well established principles of human learning. Biofeedback is a technique, not a stand alone treatment, which is one component of a behavioral training program to facilitate acquisition of pelvic floor muscle control and other continence skills.
Vulvodynia, also known as burning vulva syndrome, is characterised by sensory abnormalities of the vulva and the surrounding tissue, such as an unpleasant burning and itching sensation, or a painful response to a stimulus that is not usually painful such as sexual intercourse or the touch of a cotton swab.