Post bariatric surgery symptoms in women


Urinary incontinence is one of the most common complaints in women – especially those suffering from obesity that are in many post-menopausal.

Recent research published in the European Journal of Gynecoloy, Obstetrics and Reproductive Biology, however, shows that bariatric operations increasingly used to treat obesity significantly reduce the symptoms of urinary incontinence in this group of patients. 


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In the study of the correlation between bariatric surgery and urinary incontinence, there were 366 women with 3rd degree obesity (the so-called giant) after surgical treatment of obesity with mean pre-operative BMI (body mass index) at 51. 44%. Participants of the study suffered from urinary incontinence before the bariatric procedure. In this group 34 percent. reported stress incontinence (WNM), 21 percent. overactive bladder, and 44 percent she complained of incontinence due to both of these pathomechanisms.

After 12 months from the bariatric surgery, the participants completed a special questionnaire ICIQ-UI SF to assess the severity of the disease symptoms – in this case urinary incontinence. Relief of symptoms of urinary incontinence was reported by 41 percent. women with stress incontinence, 38 percent women with neurogenic bladder and 48 percent women with both causes of urinary incontinence. 


The study showed that bariatric surgery and related body weight loss contribute to the weakening of incontinence discomfort in women with obesity. 


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Posted on: June 10, 2019

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