Stress incontinence is the most common form of female urinary incontinence and may be caused by urethral hypermobility or intrinsic sphincter deficiency.
The challenge for the GP is to determine which symptoms are most likely to be due to breast cancer and to investigate them effectively.
Many cases of itch in the perianal region result from poor hygiene practices, but others may have underlyingpathology which should be determined if possible. Patient education is mandatory.
Each month we present authoritative advice on the investigation of a common clinical condition, specially written for family doctors by the Board of Continuing Medical Education of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.