Washington, Feb 11 ANI | 9 months ago

A new study has found that women struggle more than men when it comes to problems related to urination, including incontinence and having to get up to urinate at night-time.


The FINNO Study is an ongoing questionnaire survey conducted right across Finland. A random sample of 6,000 adults identified from the Finnish Population Register, were contacted with a questionnaire asking about all the most common urinary complaints.

The researchers received a total of 3,727 replies and slightly more than half of the respondents were female.

Across the whole population, the most common urinary symptoms which caused substantial bother were rushing to the toilet (urinary urgency, 7.9 percent), leaking urine with coughing or exercise (stress incontinence ,6.5 percent), night-time voiding (nocturia, 6.0 percent), dribbling after urination (post-micturition dribble, 5.8 percent), and leaking urine before reaching a toilet (urgency incontinence, 5.0 percent).

Women were more likely to suffer from either kind of incontinence, while men experienced more problems with slow or incomplete urination.

However, when the researchers focused specifically on the sufferers of each symptom, they found that leaking urine before reaching a toilet was listed as the most embarrassing personal problem by both men and women.

Kari Tikkinen, from the Helsinki University Central Hospital and lead researcher for the Study, explained that the symptom of stress incontinence occurs in approximately one in eight of all women at a level of severity that causes substantial bother.

In both genders, rushing to the toilet and waking at night-time to urinate were listed as fairly common and troublesome problems - approximately one in twelve people stated they had substantial trouble with rushing to the toilet, and one in seventeen said they had trouble with getting up at night-time to urinate, Tikkinen added.

According to this study, however, the most common cause of bother among men is post-micturition dribble, which has been usually ignored, Tikkinen pointed out.

(Posted on 11-02-2014)

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