Incontinence

Posted by Anonymous @anon80706362, Aug 14, 2012

Hello everyone,
Am 21 yrs old single female who is complaining of 5 months of continuous incontinence. Well, things are getting worst, the first time I just noticed one droplet of urine in my underwear , then it become continuous dripping of urine and the quantity is increasing. UTI and stones were excluded, urodynamic studies showed that the sphincter is working probably but the bladder ability to hold urine is very low ( 40 – 80 ).
Now I’ve just started taking vesicare ( anticholinergic ) but no improvement yet. Am just worried and confused especially that am still young.
Did anyone face the same problem in a young age? What could be the cause? What about the progression and the prognosis of the case ?
Thank you very much

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Hi Arabic, Perhaps your problem is not a bladder ailment. It might be a kidney (renal) problem. I suggest you see a nephrologist.
Goof luck….. Zumac

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It is odd at such a young age. Have you tried just drinking water for a day to clean out your system. Then for at least l2 wks drink nothing but water and leave out acid foods. I am no expert but perhaps a combination of foods could have created certain acids that have irritated the inside lining and have rendered your bladder overly sensitive.

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Some of my patients who have experienced this issue during pregnancy have reported some measure of success with a soft orthopedic undergarment called a V2 Supporter (http://www.eganmedical.com/V2-Supporter-p/ormt-v2s.htm). It’s not a permanent fix, but may bring you some measure of relief.

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Hi Arabic, Perhaps your problem is not a bladder ailment. It might be a kidney (renal) problem. I suggest you see a nephrologist.
Goof luck….. Zumac

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Arabic, try physiotherapy and pelvic floor training

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Thanks for sharing your story Arabic! Does your incontinence happen during certain times? Like when you’re running, laughing, or sleeping? Women experience incontinence more frequently than men, and it’s not extremely unusual to happen at your age. Although it’s more typical after childbirth, women ages 16-30 experience incontinence as well! I really recommend wearing pads for days where your bladder leakage is really light. Tena has a great product that I really recommend. Since it sounds like your bladder leakage is getting heavier, you may consider a full pull-up or underwear product. Have you ever heard of The Quality of Life Store? (http://www.theqolstore.com). They provide a variety of products that can help women like yourself control bladder leakage. What’s best is the shipping is free and it arrives in discrete packaging! Thanks again for sharing your story and I hope you find the cause soon!

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Please visit the official website of the National Association For Continence http://www.nafc.org or http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/what-is-incontinence/ for more information. Also, visit http://www.bladderhealthawareness.org, the official blog of the NAFC

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Urinary incontinence is a running or leaking of urine from a person's bladder. There are many possible causes for this problem. For example, maybe there is some weakness in the muscles that hold your bladder closed. Then, there may be changes in the tissue of the bladder due to strenuous exercise, strenuous coughing, or exercising after eating a heavy meal. Or there can just be problems with how quickly you get rid of urine from the body-maybe the prostate gland gets enlarged and blocks urination sometimes.

To correct urinary incontinence keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout your day and night as well as exercising regularly and avoiding spiky drinks like coffee or tea because these make it harder on your bladder.

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What about different kinds of carbonated drinks – soda, seltzer. Are there low sugar juices one can drink to still be hydrated, beyond water which I drink throughout the day when thirsty or in need of hydration? Howard S.

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For all health issues my wise physiology instructor had recommended starting with your medications: If you are taking anything at all prescription or over-the-counter be sure & re-review their side effects. I have found speaking with a licensed pharmacist helpful.

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I found that pelvic floor physical therapy is pretty helpful. I was taught to control;l my bladder muscles better, and how to train my brain to interpret the signals coming from the bladder better,.

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Have your doctor check for a bladder fistula. I have one and after 3 surgeries 2 doctors could not close it. Im going for a 4th operation in May. She will try to close it robotically. My advice do not have a hysterectomy.

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