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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Kegel Exercise and Duloxetine Hydrochloride for management of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)


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Author Details: Manju Agarwal, Apurva Garg, Uma Shankar

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 240

Article End Page : 243


Abstract

Introduction: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) affects the quality of life of at least one third of women globally. This problem is more common in India, where women usually do not seek treatment for their reproductive health problems and do not vocalize their symptoms. Kegel exercise and Duloxetine are said to be effective for the management of SUI. Hence it was tried to see the effects of these methods in the population of Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
Materials and Method: A total of 80 females having Stress Incontinence were included in the study and 40 women were advised Kegel exercises and remaining were prescribed kegel exercises along with Duloxetine for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks they were evaluated for their symptoms.
Results: Statistically significant improvement was observed after Kegel exercises alone and with combined Duloxetine and Kegel exercises but more improvement was seen when Duloxetine was added to Kegel exercises.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that Duloxetine along with Kegel exercises is more effective for controlling SUI in the study population as compared to kegel exercises alone.

Keywords:
Kegal exercise, Stress urinary incontinence, Duloxetine, IIQ7 score, IEF

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