Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) challenges on behalf of the collaborative research in pelvic surgery consortium (CoRPS): managing complicated cases series 7: can fibroids worsen incontinence?

Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Feb;32(2):261-265. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04553-5. Epub 2020 Oct 8.


This case presents the work-up and management of a patient with a fibroid uterus and urinary incontinence. Five international experts also provide their evaluation and approach to this case. According to the literature, there is uncertainty surrounding the relationship between fibroids and urinary incontinence. The experts emphasize patient counseling and a staged approach.

Keywords: Fibroids; Urinary incontinence.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gynecology*
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma* / complications
  • Leiomyoma* / surgery
  • Pelvis
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures*
  • Urinary Incontinence* / etiology
  • Urinary Incontinence* / therapy