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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0001-6349.2004.00333.x
  • Journal Name: Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.912-6
  • Keywords: stress urinary incontinence, familial prevalence, heredity, PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE, CONNECTIVE-TISSUE, RISK-FACTORS, WOMEN, PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.