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Hysterectomy Raises Risk Of Incontinence Surgery

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A new 30 year Swedish study has found that women who have had a hysterectomy to treat non-life threatening conditions have a higher risk later in life of getting urinary incontinence that needs surgery to correct it.

The study is published in the 27th October issue of The Lancet and is the work of Dr Daniel Altman of the Karolinska Institutet Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, and colleagues.

The risk is even higher for women who have given birth to more than one child vaginally, said the researchers.

Altman and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based, observational cohort study from 1973 to 2003 of women in Sweden. They enrolled 165,260 women who had had a hysterectomy and 479,506 women who had not. The two groups were matched by age and where they lived.

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10-30-2007 - 06:59 PM


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