A clinical study of the effects of galvanic vaginal muscle stimulation in urinary stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction

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      A preliminary study was designed to test the effect of pelvic floor stimulation using the Vagette, a galvanic device, on the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence and pelvic relaxation. A significant improvement in pelvic muscle strength was observed as measured by the Kegel meter. This effect was seen within a short period of treatment. It is suggested from the study that the Vagette may be used for short-term therapeutic trial for urinary stress incontinence and pelvic relaxation before surgery is considered.
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