Methods: We conducted a clinical follow-up study of 137 patients diagnosed with stage 3 or higher pelvic organ prolapse (POP) without urinary incontinence between January 2012 and December 2014.
Inclusion and Exclusion criteria: Patients with stage 3 or higher pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and without urinary incontinence were included in the study.
Lower urinary tract symptoms in women with and without urinary incontinence
Women with urinary incontinence report impaired sexual function compared to those without urinary incontinence
Non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) is characterized by the presence of urinary urgency, which is usually accompanied by urinary frequency and nocturia, with or without urinary incontinence
, in the absence of infection or other pathology.
However, there is a lack of data demonstrating the effect of OAB syndrome without urinary incontinence on sexual activity in the sexually active age group (Oh et al 2008; Serati et al 2008; Coyne et al 2007; Sen et al 2007; Patel et al 2006; Kim, Seo and Yoon 2005).
Most published studies have reported that women with OAB syndrome and urinary incontinence have some problems during sexual functioning; (Peters et al 2007; Handa et al 2004) however, there are little and conflicting data on sexual dysfunction in OAB patients without urinary incontinence.
Reilly et al recruited first time pregnant women with increased bladder neck descent, but without urinary incontinence
symptoms, and randomised them to monthly visits with a physiotherapist for pelvic floor muscle training or standard care.
12) Differences also have been reported in the frequency of various types of urinary incontinence (urge, stress, and mixed incontinences), (11,13-16) and data are scant on the frequency of overactive bladder without urinary incontinence.
The criteria for overactive bladder without urinary incontinence (ie, patients reporting an urge to urinate more than 8 times a day and/or more than once during the night and/or with urgency symptoms) and various types of urinary incontinence were the criteria accepted by the main Italian research groups on urinary incontinence.
The study included 502 pregnant women without urinary incontinence
before pregnancy and consulting at Obstetrics Outpatient Clinic, in Ordu, Turkey.