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How long has this ben going on?
9 years but now is worse then ever
i always use pads to avoid accidents
Any burning with urination?
Can I ask how old you are?
Do you loose urine when laughing or coughing?
Was it vaginal delivery or c section?
So it was delivered naturally?
i use to run, i can't do that anymore because i have to use the bathroom all the time
How old is your child now?
Ok...what you are describing is called stress incontienency
There are several types of reasons for urine to flow without you wanting to
Some people have an overactive bladder. Bladder is just a muscle and if it squeezes too much involuntarily, urine gets excreted.
Other people have stress incontinence. That's when the sealing mechanism of the bladder is too loose and small amounts of urine get out with any sudden movements like coughing, getting up, etc.
how can i fix this? i am an auditor traveling 90% of the time...
Two ways to approach it.
One is to visit a urogynecologist...a specialist that works on bladders and woman incontinence
THere are quite simple surgical procedures to fix it.
The doctor will also check your urine for chronic infections and do something called a urodynamic study...(fancy name...you just get to pee onto a special sensor) defining the exact nature of your problem
ok- what is the other way?
So you can go see a specialist, but if you prefer not too...
Then you could try to do something called Kegel Excercises
These special exercises strengthen your pelvic muscles and can help with incontinence
You have a link to some nice instruction here...and you can read more about them on the internet:
ok- i will / thank you very much
You welcome. If you travel a lot you can do those while you are sitting. That website is a good guide.
(Pls click ACCEPT once you are ready and satisfied with the answer...take care!)