I've had incontince ever since my son was born by c-section in 95. I'm age 40 now. Which over the years it has gotten much worse. Now, I'm having to wear diapers 24/7. My regular doctor says its normal and that I should do those exercises. Which I have before without any accomplishments. Well , my doctor refuses to refer me to a specialist. Which I need a referral. So, should I find another regular doctor?? I also have other health problems that he believes is nothing. Like my leg swelling, knee joint and back pains. So, any advice and would like to hear from others who have this incontinence seveerity.
how long has all this crap been going on and how long has your so called "doctor"?been ignoring all of this?you definitely need a new doc.that is really appalling you know?You obviously have some medical issues that need attention.and you do not have to spend the rest of your life wearing diapers.what an idiot!!i cannot believe that your doc has not sent you for a referral by now,any doc that refuses to refer any patient who so obviously needs it should not be practicing medicine.I too have incontinence due to a spinal cord injury and i know how much it sucks.unfortunetly there is nothing that can be done in my situation but yours is most likely very treatable.please go see another doc as soon as possible.you don't have to put up with what you have been.please keep me postedFB
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.
I've only had this doctor for just a few months. And before him I didn't have any medical insurance for several years. So, I couldn't afford to seek any medical attention on my health issues. On the 2nd visit on seeing this doctor. I had to insist on seeing an eye specialist. Which I found out that I have Glaucoma. So, I'm being treated on that with a good doctor. As for my incontinence, I do believe it's treatable. But he seems to believe that I can totally treat it on my own. Just like me having high cholesterol(240). And when I told him about my all health problems that I'm aware of. He really didn't check me out. Just the blood work. Which he hasn't perscribed me any medications. Plus, he hasn't set up another appointment since last Feb. So, I am gonna find a real doctor. Having this incontinence does suck. And if I have to deal with this for rest of my life. I would prefer having a catheter than diapers.
You are absolutely right in getting another primary care Dr. There is absolutely nothing normal with the sudden onset of urinary incontinence. Any incontinence, for that matter, at 40 yrs old, should be looked into. And it's most definitely curable in most cases. Keep doing those exercises, yes, but look for another doc while you're at it.
I've had it MILDLY since I had my daughter (If I run with a full bladder, if I sneeze or jump up and down with a full bladder, it'll dribble a drop or 2 - THAT is normal for those of us in our 40's who have had children (not NORMAL, I mean extrememly common I should say!), but not having to wear diapers! I'd find a doctor who can refer you, because that can be corrected - and pretty easily too!