Ugeskr Laeger. 1998 Jan; 160(2): 157-62.
[Treatment of stress and urge incontinence in women]
Aalborg Sygehus, obstetrisk/gynaekologisk afdeling.
Urinary incontinence has a great impact on the quality of life in many patients. This article gives simple regulations and advice which can improve the situation. The treatment of stress- and urge incontinence is discussed. In stress incontinence conservative treatment in the form of pelvic floor muscle exercise should always be the first choice of treatment. This treatment can be aided by biofeedback, cones or electrostimulation. Mechanical devices and pharmacological treatment is another option. Different surgical methods are discussed. Urge incontinence can be treated with bladder drill, biofeedback, hypnosis, acupuncture, pharmacological treatment electrostimulation or rarely surgery. Any treatment should consider the expectations and motivation of the patient and the need for treatment.