The course of urinary incontinence in different periods of a woman’s life

Ilyina I.Yu., Chikisheva A.A., Dobrokhotova Yu.E.

N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia
The paper deals with female urinary incontinence that is a serious social and medical problem with a substantial negative impact on the physical, social, economic, and psychological well-being of women. Urinary incontinence is quite common in patients, although not all seek medical care for this problem despite the fact that there are many effective treatment options today. The paper describes different urinary incontinence types that can occur in different periods of a woman’s life. It depicts diagnostic features and possible treatment options according to the type of urinary incontinence, the degree of its severity, and the efficiency of one or other therapeutic methods. It should be noted that many of the studies described in the paper indicate that the use of antimuscarinic agents, trospium chloride in particular, in the treatment of overactive bladder, as well as in the elderly, is safe and effective in improving the well-being and quality of life of patients.
Conclusion. The optimal therapeutic approach to treating overactive bladder symptoms should include drug and behavioral therapies in addition to lifestyle advice.


urinary incontinence
overactive bladder
stress urinary incontinence
imperative urinary incontinence
antimuscarinic agents
trospium chloride


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Received 01.10.2020

Accepted 15.10.2020

About the Authors

Irina Yu. Ilyina, N.I. Pirogov RNRMU HPE SEI, Therapeutical Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Tel: +7(495)722-63-99. E-mail:
ORCID: 0000-0001-8155-8775. 117513, Russia, Moscow, Ostrovitianov str., 1/9.
Ayshe A. Chikisheva, N.I. Pirogov RNRMU HPE SEI, Therapeutical Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Tel: +7(495)722-63-99. E-mail:
ORCID: 0000-0003-4934-4501. 117513, Russia, Moscow, Ostrovitianov str., 1/9.
Yulia E. Dobrokhotova, N.I. Pirogov RNRMU HPE SEI, Therapeutical Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
Tel: +7(495)722-63-99. E-mail: ORCID: 0000-0002-7830-2290. 117513, Russia, Moscow, Ostrovitianov str., 1/9.

For citation: Ilyina I.Yu., Chikisheva A.A., Dobrokhotova Yu.E. The course of urinary incontinence in different periods of a woman’s life.
Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/ Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020; 10: 195-202 (in Russian)

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