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how long have you had the incontinence? any investigations done?
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The incontinence has progressively gotten worse over the last 10 years., but I chalk most of that to weight gain, inactivity and age.. I only added that in as a symptom because I did notice an immediate tendency to urinate during orgasm after this roller coaster event happened. Something that never happened before and progressively got worse as the years passed by..
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I haven't been much of a woman who takes much notice of my health/changes in my body and I haven't had health insurance since before I was married.so although it is odd to be asking a question so long after it occurred-I plan on seeing a doctor but want to gather some information regarding what I could have injured that day. Visually, it looks like my groin hangs lower than it originally did and is obvious as hell from the rear view. Although I have never had any other pain after that day..the pain on that day was UNBEARABLE and I have a very high tolorance for pain. I just want to know what possible damge/injury/afflictions could have resulted from bearing down harder than I did when I gave birth to my children and what type of doctor should I see 1st...I don't have money to mess around..
the most likely injury is injury to the coccyx
the coccyx is the tailbone
bearing down hard, fall from a height on a sitting position, etc can cause injury to this
coccyx injury can cause weakness of pelvic floor which explains why your groin may be hanging lower
weakness of pelvic floor can also cause incontinence
hence this is the injury that is the most important to rule out
best to see an Orthopedician for this
Orthopedician is a bone specialist and can help in coccyx or other injuries
the other option is to see a Urologist
urologists are specialists in incontinence and will be able to diagnose this
a urologist may refer you to an Ortho if coccyx injury is persistent
or an Ortho may refer to a urologist
among the two I would advise seeing a urologist first
ask about the cause of incontinece and also ask about the possibility of coccyx injury leading to weakness of pelvic floor
till you get to the doctor, i would suggest pelvic floor exercises
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For some reason I associated the pain/swelling (not seen, but assumed) to be hernia-like. Possibly because people in my family have had stress related hernias (from lifting heavy objects) and I recall the description of the pain they felt. When I searched hernias in women, several different types of hernias..1 (forgot the term) seemed to fit with my laymans understanding of my body. Curious why you would goe with a "bone" injury rather than something like that.
hernias would be uncommon at that age
just by bearing down you would not produce a hernia
also your symptoms are not typical of hernia
but you may have developed a pelvic floor prolapse at present
weakness of pelvic floor can lead to a pelvic floor prolapse at middle age
this is a possibilty for you, not hernia
see a urologist for a diagnosis
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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TY...1 last question...I have and had extreme core strength and can assure you that very few women are able to "bear" down as hard and deeply as I did...It wasn't an occasional bearing down just in the dips of a downfall of the coaster...It was called the pirates ship which swayed back and forth continuously and to avoid the sick stomach it caused,..I continuously hardened my stomach unaware that I was pushing down towards my vagina and rectum...Still not hernia?
no still doesnt sound like hernia
but it does sound like pelvic floor prolapse
pelvic floor prolapse is weakness of the pelvic floor
it can explain your symptoms like incontinence
ok got it thank you....Based on that...Uroligist first?
the urologist will be best for this, thats right
ask about pelvic floor weakness and prolapse
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ty good bye
ok, glad to help
no...going to uroligist