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Old 07-18-2018, 12:31 AM   #1
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19 and having problems

Hi Iím a 19 year old female and have struggled with incontinence since I was maybe 14. Itís always happened to me when I cough a lot, sneeze, or laugh too hard. However, I had heard women had that problem and brushed it off as just s thing that happens. I lost my virginity when I was 18 and noticed the past year and a half of being active has been more painful than pleasureful. Itís very painful and times and has ruined the experience to the point where Iíve contemplated something being wrong. A couple months back, I was very sick for a long while and had bronchitis which led to pneumonia followed by the flu, only to get better then develop bronchitis again. That said, I coughed a lot and my pelvic floor virtually disappeared. I got to where if I was at home I would keep my pants off and sit on a towel because it was so bad. I have had a pretty regular history of UTIs so I am usually pretty good about getting my urine checked and noticing any changes. That said, I have still not figured out my problem. I mentioned it to plenty of doctors and most didnít mind it and finally one reassured me it was not normal for my age considering I have never had a baby and referred me to a urologist. I switched health insurance and must go through
The process again to get the referral. In the meantime, any ideas?

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Old 07-18-2018, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: 19 and having problems

Your doctor was right to send you to a urologist. Pelvic floor problems can be really embarrassing and you need to get this handled as you are way too young for this. What you are describing doesnt usually happen until menopause.

There are exercises (kegals) you can do, laser machines which can tighten the pelvic floor- even surgery to fix this. I would suggest you ONLY deal with a female urologist, which is tough to find, but in my own personal experience- I went through 3 male urologists (in tears) before I found a woman who was both a urologist and a pelvic floor specialist who has helped me. I just went through the laser procedure, which was done 3 times, 6 weeks apart and I am seeing a huge difference already; but I am in my 50s and this was not covered by insurance.

Good luck. I am sorry you are going through this.
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