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Use of a vaginal sponge during aerobic exercises in patients with stress urinary incontinence.

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Aalborg Sygehus, Denmark.


A newly marketed vaginal sponge intended to support the urethra was tested during aerobic exercise in a group of 6 women suffering from stress urinary incontinence. The patients performed half an hour of aerobic exercises on 2 consecutive days, with and without the vaginal sponge. A pad was worn during exercise and weighed before and after. Without the vaginal sponge the patients had a mean loss of 7 g (range 2-18 g) during exercise. With the vaginal sponge in situ there was no leakage. The sponge can be recommended for use during sports in patients with mild to moderate incontinence.

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