Is stress urinary incontinence a familial condition?

Ertunc D., Tok E., Pata Ö. , Dilek U. , Ozdemir G., Dilek S.

Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, vol.83, no.10, pp.912-6, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0001-6349.2004.00333.x
  • Title of Journal : Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
  • Page Numbers: pp.912-6


Background. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem of multifactorial origin. Some authors have claimed that it has a familial predisposition. This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of SUI among first-degree relatives of 154 women who had been operated on for this disorder and of 100 women without SUI.