Overactive bladder after female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) type III.

BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Oct 4;2013. pii: bcr2012008155. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008155.

Overactive bladder after female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) type III.

Abdulcadir J, Dällenbach P.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.


A 27-year-old Somali woman with type III a-b female genital mutilation/cutting, consulted because of slow micturition, voiding efforts, urgency and urge incontinence (overactive bladder). She also referred primary dysmenorrhoea and superficial dyspareunia making complete sexual intercourses impossible. We treated her by defibulation and biofeedback re-educative therapy. We also offered a multidisciplinary counselling. At 5 months follow-up, urgency and urge incontinence had resolved and she became pregnant.

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