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The effectiveness of intravaginal fractionated CO2 laser therapy on premenopausal patients with stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence

Abstract

Introduction: Urinary disorders in Asian women about 25-45% occur in premenopausal age, and it keeps increasing to 40% at the age of 70. This study aims to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and non-invasive laser therapy in the intervention of problematic stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence.

Method: This study was a quasi-experimental study using Pre and Post-test design methods with inclusion criteria in the form of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and urge incontinence. The fractionated CO2 laser non-invasive therapy was applied using the brand Femilift©. Univariate and bivariate data analyses were conducted by using STATA version 19.

Results: There was a significant improvement after three times of Femilift© CO2 laser fractionated intravaginal therapy one month after the procedure, but the same malaise was completely recovered three months after having the therapy. By using the QUID questionnaire, it was found that the mean value of SUI after 1 and 3 after treatment was significantly lower (p-value < 0.05).

Conclusion: A Femilift© CO2 fractionated laser is a minimally invasive therapy with relatively immediate results so that patients can immediately return to normal activities (no downtime). Femilift© CO2 fractionated laser makes a very effective, efficient therapy and improves the patient's quality of life.

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Susianto, I. A., Perigrinus Hermin Sebong, & Aprilia Karen Mendagai. (2022). The effectiveness of intravaginal fractionated CO2 laser therapy on premenopausal patients with stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence. Bali Medical Journal, 11(2), 1050–1054. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v11i2.4010

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