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Bull Acad Natl Med. 2006 Oct;190(7):1479-91; discussion 1491-3.

[The female urogenital system and high level sports].

[Article in French]

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L'Académie nationale de médecine.


High-level competition sports can have a variety of negative effects on the female urogenital apparatus. Perineal trauma is rare and is usually associated with certain sports (impalement or hydrotubation during water-skiing, indurated perineal nodules in racing cyclists, and horse-riders' perineum). Effort incontinence is seen in all sports involving abrupt repeated increases in intra-abdominal pressure that may exceed perineal floor resistance. Sportswomen should be questioned about possible incontinence and be informed of preventive and therapeutic measures.

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