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    Old 03-12-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
    loralei
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    Female incontinence from weight gain?

    Has anyone suffered incontinence and bladder pressure from weight gain other than pregnancy?

    I gained about 40-50 pounds over 2 years due to thyroid cancer and, well, laziness. I'm only 28, and now fairly healthy aside from my weight. The cancer is gone.

    So my pelvic ultrasound showed nothing but a small uteran polyp. The gyno seems to think the incontinence is somehow related to IBS, which I was diagnosed with a few years ago. But honestly, even the IBS seems like a "we can't find anything obvious wrong with you- so it's all in your head" lazy diagnosis.

    I'm not convinced I have it or if it even exists as a disease unto itself, and not just a symptom. She also said weight gain can certainly put pressure on the bladder. But my question is, what the hell? Yes I'm big, maybe a size 14 or 16, but there are people much larger than me who don't have these problems.

    Wouldn't almost every obese person have the same problem if this were the case?

    I'm convinced my thyroid hormone shift did something bad to my entire body. I have gray hair, belly fat, trouble losing weight, light periods and incontinence. If I'm this bad at 28, how awful is 50 going to be? Will I just be peeing my pants with doctors telling me it's all in my head?

     
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