The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products.
The surgical mesh is typically used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and incontinence, but reported side effects have included permanent incontinence, severe discomfort and an inability to have sex.
"In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determin...
Nearly half of older American women have urinary incontinence, but many have not talked to a doctor about it, a new national poll shows.
More than 1,000 women, aged 50 to 80, were asked questions about their bladder control. The poll found that 43 percent of those in their 50s and 60s had urinary incontinence. That percentage jumped to 51 percent among those over 65.
New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women.
But some experts say such screening needs to be introduced with caution.
Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) affects about 51 percent of women and can harm their physical, functional and social well-being, according to the American College of Physicians. But many women are reluctant ...