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Old 03-06-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Stress Incontinence

I am a 31 year old female who has had 2 children. Both children were vaginal births and there was tearing. With the first I want to say 13 stitches. I have also had several surgeries, several through the abdomen including some colon surgery. I have noticed since this time my ability to control my urine during stressful times has diminished. I cough, I pee, I laugh, I pee, I sneeze, I pee, and oh my if I throw up I literally use the bathroom (all of it) in the floor. I recently had trouble with my hiatal hernia, threw up in the toilet and emptied my bladder on the floor. Then I went to the the ER for help and was throwing up there and urinated all over myself. They had to give me a depends, which is typically embarassing for a 31 year old to admit to the nurse, "Do you happen to have a change of pants, I have wet myself." I guess my question is do other women have these problems and what was done for you? I have done kegels since my last birth to no avail. Any other stories and successes after surgery out there?

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Old 03-07-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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Re: Stress Incontinence

Have you concidered going to see a urologist? I too had 2 children, and had a tramtic birth with the first. A forcept delivery, and tearing to my butt. From that time, I suffered with stress incontinence, and my bladder prolapsed. I could no longer use a tampon, because my "bladder" would litteraly PUSH it back out! I didnt have anything fixed because I knew at that time I would have a second child. After the second birth, which was MUCH easier, My bladder REALLY prolapsed! I could literly SEE it using a mirror!
It turns out, my Uterus as well as my bladder was prolapsed. So I had a hysterectomy along with a bladder sling procedure. I was 33 at the time.
I would suggest you be evaluated by a Urologist, and even your GYN, to see if they can help you. It could be a matter of simple medication, may fix, or perhaps some surgery may need to be done.

Wish you well,
GOd bless, and take care,

Old 03-16-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Stress Incontinence

I don't think this will apply to you, but after I had a complete hysterectomy I noticed when I quit taking my hormone replacement therapy I had major stress incontinence. My gyno said our hormones do, in fact, affect more functions than we usually think of. I only mention this in case someone else reading this may find a connection worth looking into.

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