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The HUG Gynecology Division offers adapted and personalized diagnostic and therapeutic care for women with urinary incontinence.It is estimated that between 20 and 40% of women, depending on age, suffer from urinary incontinence. This condition affects about 500,000 women in Switzerland. However, because it is a source of embarrassment and feelings of shame, urinary incontinence is still taboo and most women do not dare to talk about it with their physician.
However, it is possible to prevent urinary incontinence and therapeutic care cures or improves over 90% of cases.
Telephone: +41 (0)22 372 41 97
Attending Physician : Dr. Patrick Dällenbach
What to do in case of symptoms?When these symptoms appear, consult your gynecologist or contact the HUG Perineology Office.
Urinary incontinence manifests as “leaks” of urine, i.e., involuntary losses that can occur during all activities of daily life.
There are three main types of urinary incontinence:
In women, urinary incontinence can be isolated or associated with an “organ drop” (genital prolapse).
Fearing an involuntary loss, women with urinary incontinence isolate themselves and limit their social life to the bare minimum.
The embarrassment caused by urinary incontinence has consequences on their emotional and psychological state and alters their quality of life.
During the consultation, the physician asks you questions to find out:
Then, the physician performs a clinical and pelvic exam.
Depending on the results of the first consultation, the physician may prescribe a treatment or additional tests.
There are several treatments for urinary incontinence in women:
Your physician will offer the treatment that best suits your condition.
Senior Staff Physician, Head of the Perineology Unit Dr. Patrick Dällenbach
Head Nurse of the UnitMs. Sandra Constantino
Make an appointment with the Perineology OfficeThe administrative office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and can be reached at +41 (0)22 372 41 97