Competitive exercise-induced urinary incontinence in adolescent female: Aware and prepare!

Virender Sekhon, Jane M Lewis

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Abstract

Pelvic floor stress from physical exercise can contribute to urinary incontinence. This entity, though well described in adult female athletes, has not been described in adolescent female athletes. Significant stress urinary incontinence can be a major cause of social embarrassment and withdrawal from an active lifestyle. Lack of awareness amongst physicians and physical trainers can lead to unnecessary investigations and unchecked provocative exercises, thereby further weakening the pelvic floor muscles of growing girls in the long run. Adequate awareness of the condition, and preparedness with symptom management strategies, are the key tools for successful pelvic floor rehabilitation of these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Pediatric Surgery
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • athletes
  • exercise therapy
  • healthy lifestyle
  • pelvic floor
  • stress
  • urinary incontinence

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