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Bladder Leakage

Anonymous
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This problem with Bladder Leakage that I'm having, is very embarassing for me. So when I sneeze or cough(Which I've been doing a lot of coughing lately because I've been sick with Acute Bronchitis) I literally lose a lot of urine. I mean I literally involutarily pee myself. It's making me very depressed because as a adult I shouldn't be peeing myself like this. That just doesn't seem normal. It seems like the problem keeps on getting worse. I've tried the kegal exercises and that doesn't work. I literally since I've been sick with this darn illness have gone through more than one underwear change in a day. I've actually had to use one of my ds diapers to try to prevent accidents and I soak through that. It's just becoming really inconvenient. I know soon I'm going to to have to make a appointment for a Dr Appointment after I get well from this Acute Bronchitis to have a physical done. For the time being, I just wish I knew of how to control this what feels like extreme leakage when I cough. :(

If you've ever had this same problem what was done to fix it? And if it was fixed how was it fixed and did it work?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:22 PM
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DensHag
by Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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They have Poise pads for that type of thing. But check with your Dr. There are medications, or if bad enough there is a surgical procedure that can be done. My cousin had to have it in her 30s for the same thing. Sorry Mama. Feel better.
HunnyBabie
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:31 PM
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My first thought is kegels for leakage.

After reading your post, you seem to have incontinence (beyond "leakage").  I would say increase your kegels until you can see the dr.

My OB/GYN told me, when I was having trouble with bladder leakage among other things, to do five sets of ten kegels and to hold each rep for ten seconds.  If you need that explained or for any other reason, please feel free to PM me. =)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Thank you for your thoughts as well as the Feel better encouragement. I appreciate that very much. Here is the thing, normally when I'm NOT sick I still occassionally have this problem but not as bad. Non the less, it's still very much a inconvenience and very embarrassing when it gets so bad that I have to change into new clothes :( I've heard of the poise pads but they are just so darn expensive and if they need to be changed more than once a day that could add up quite quickly unfortunately :( But I do get what your saying by those pads and you made a good point. For now, I've been using regular equate period pads. That doesn't work to well though either.

If you don't mind me asking, how has your cousin been doing since her surgery? Did the surgery work well for her? What were the side effects if any after the surgery?

Quoting DensHag: They have Poise pads for that type of thing. But check with your Dr. There are medications, or if bad enough there is a surgical procedure that can be done. My cousin had to have it in her 30s for the same thing. Sorry Mama. Feel better.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:43 PM

BUMP!

DensHag
by Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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You're welcome! As far as my cousins surgery..she had tried medication first and when that didn't do the trick she had the surgery. I think it was an outpatient procedure and as far as I know she hasn't had any other problems. I don't remember her talking about any side effects and I think it was a fairly quick recovery. And it's been about 10 years ago that she had it done. She hasn't mentioned anything more about it. Good luck...and I know those Poise pads are expensive. I would def. ask your Dr though.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

Thank you for your thoughts as well as the Feel better encouragement. I appreciate that very much. Here is the thing, normally when I'm NOT sick I still occassionally have this problem but not as bad. Non the less, it's still very much a inconvenience and very embarrassing when it gets so bad that I have to change into new clothes :( I've heard of the poise pads but they are just so darn expensive and if they need to be changed more than once a day that could add up quite quickly unfortunately :( But I do get what your saying by those pads and you made a good point. For now, I've been using regular equate period pads. That doesn't work to well though either.

If you don't mind me asking, how has your cousin been doing since her surgery? Did the surgery work well for her? What were the side effects if any after the surgery?

Quoting DensHag: They have Poise pads for that type of thing. But check with your Dr. There are medications, or if bad enough there is a surgical procedure that can be done. My cousin had to have it in her 30s for the same thing. Sorry Mama. Feel better.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 11:56 PM
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I have the same issue. The Dr prescribed meds that did no good at all.so now I am waiting to see a specialist. There is over the counter meds that could help.other than that all you can do is use pads
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM

Sorry you have to deal with the same issue. We both know one thing for sure and that is it's no fun dealing with this issue :/ It's a very embarrising issue to say the least. Hugs!

Quoting Anonymous 2: I have the same issue. The Dr prescribed meds that did no good at all.so now I am waiting to see a specialist. There is over the counter meds that could help.other than that all you can do is use pads


zeesmuse
by Bronze Member on Mar. 17, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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You're not alone and it's more common than you think - especially have you've had a child and you've been sick.

Poise pads. Don't use sanitary pads or panty liners. Poise Pads or their equivilant.

Aslen
by Bronze Member on Mar. 17, 2015 at 7:16 AM
Have they checked to see if your bladder has prolapsed at all?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 17, 2015 at 7:39 AM

I have not gotten checked for that yet, however, I'm planning on making a Dr appointment soon for my yearly physical that I like to have done every year and I will be asking my physician to check for that. I have been actually concerned about possible bladder prolapse. One of the other bladder symptoms I've been experiencing more and more lately is a UTI as well as when I do go to the bathroom, after I get up off the toilet, it just doesn't feel like my bladder is emptying all the way. I just don't understand what's going on with me because I'm only 36 years old. That seems kind of young yet to be having these type of bladder issues :(

Quoting Aslen: Have they checked to see if your bladder has prolapsed at all?


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