A Woman's Guide to Urinary Incontinence

A Woman's Guide to Urinary Incontinence


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801887338
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 995,130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rene Genadry, M.D., is an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and medical director of the Women's Pelvic Center at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring. Jacek L. Mostwin, M.D., D.Phil., is a professor of urology and the director of the Division of Reconstructive and Neurological Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction: What Is Urinary Incontinence and What Can Be Done about It?     1
The Urinary System: Understanding How It Works     7
Stress, Urge, and Mixed: Types of Incontinence and Their Causes     16
Consulting a Doctor: How to Find the Right Physician and What You Can Expect     41
Medical Tests: Why and How Are They Done?     56
Nonsurgical Treatments: What Options Are Available?     68
Surgical Treatments: What Does Incontinence Surgery Involve?     94
Selecting Treatment: Which One Is Right for You?     125
Treatment Complications: What to Do if Something Goes Wrong     145
Summary: Taking Control of Urinary Incontinence     162
Glossary     165
Resources     173
Index     177

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