Urethral hypermobility

Urethral hypermobility is a condition of excessive movement of the female urethra due to a weakened urogenital diaphragm. It describes the instability of the urethra in relation to the pelvic floor muscles. A weakened pelvic floor muscle fails to adequately close the urethra and hence can cause stress urinary incontinence. This condition can be measured with anterior compartment descent.[1] It is sometimes treated with urethral bulking injections.[2]


  1. ^ Serdinšek, Tamara; But, Igor (July 2017). "Anterior compartment descent: A new measure in the assessment of urethral hypermobility in women with urinary incontinence". International Journal of Urology. 24 (7): 548–552. doi:10.1111/iju.13370. ISSN 1442-2042. PMID 28556438.
  2. ^ Walters, Mark (2015). Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Chapter 22. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN 9780323113779; Access provided by the University of PittsburghCS1 maint: postscript (link)