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    Since giving birth to my eldest son 6 and half years ago I have have incontinence problems, I've been diagnosed with having a rectoseal with no treat meant afterwards and have frequently been to my GP over my incontinence issues to no avail. I am practically leaking urine all the time and am becoming paranoid about smelling of urine. I am only 27 and I need help please.





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    Hi I have urinary incontinence, I am 49, it comes when a period is missed like a build up. It comes the week before I would be due to to have a period but don't and the week of the period that does not come. I leek quite a lot when I walk outside, and when I dance. I had a bad dose of hydrocortisone cream 2 years the doctor gave me the wrong instructions and said I could use it when I had an infection after cutting my lip. this was 2 years ago in July. 6 months later I got flu and then the incontinence started. a year ago and for the last year I have also had a few water infections from being wet, and not having a pad at hand. having antibiotics for water infections had now cause a fungal infection or urtica. I am feeling pretty poorly and its a vicious circle. What Can I do. I am seeing a bladder person at the hospital and feel I need a scan for a swollen stomach. A blood test to see what the rash is and an operation. what should I do what it the right thing to do? L Hall had incontinence and a rash like urtika.





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    My husband suffers with night time incontinence after he has had an alcholic drink , sometimes even if he's only had 1. Also if he drinks tea or coffee late in the evening. Very occasionally for no apparent reason. He went to the doctors once and they gave him some tablets to take when he's had a drink but they didn't work. He is very embarresed about it and felt that his doctor wasn't very sympathetic and so hasn't returned to see if there could be something else that would work. He is a very heavy sleeper and I'm wondering if it isn't so much as incontinence but that he can't wake to go? What would be his best cause of action?





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    Im 52yrs female had a hysterectomy quite a few yrs ago and a bkadder repare at the same time due to very much wettiing myself wgen I laughed cough or sneezing all was well until yhe docter at hospital said I had 2 type's of incontinence stress incontence and the urge incontinence I find when its tine to go out I go to the loo before I end up out I get to the bottom of my street and I nerd the loo again often not being able to move as I will wet myself as I start walking back up the street om soaking after wetging my self its so embarrassing even out with my children can you help meplease as I cant control it any longer I have tryed every thing under the sun can you help





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    I gradually lost my sex drive and all desire ending up with being sexually in the pre-puberty position. I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid and given testosterone 80 mg and levothyroxine 100 mg I am now on 120 mg of testosterone plus anti depressants Venlafaxine 37.5 quick release for evenings and 75 mg slow release in the morning. while I have started to regain some sex drive a long lasting erection or sex drive is rare it has improved. I now have incontinence and while my hernias have been treated I still have gall stones that so far have not caused me pain. I was checked and cleared for prostrate cancer but the incontinence is still not clearing up or improving.





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    My boyfriend is 20, and wets the bed. It isn't usually bad enough to reach the sheets,but his clothes are usually soaked. Occasionally it does reach the sheets, but very rarely. He also suffers from both feacal and urinary incontinence during the day. The 'back accidents' only happen 5 or 6 times a year, and it's only a couple of drips of urine mostly. Sometimes it is bad enough that he has to change, and the 'back accidents' have happened in his sleep twice. We're really close and can talk to eachother about this kind of thing, but hes too scared to talk to anyone else, even doctors about his problem. He gets so embarrassed and upset about it and I really want to help, he's tried all of the usual things but none of them worked. I managed to persuade him to buy incontinence pads but he hates wearing them. What do I do to help? Any advice would be helpful! I love my partner to bits and hate seeing him sad! :(





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    I have a prolapse of the front vaginal wall. The effects are not distressing. I have some mild urinary incontinence caused by a weakened pelvic floor after having 4 kids. If I keep up the exercises then the leakage is minimised to when I have a full bladder and cough/jump on a trampoline. The prolapse does not cause me discomfort and sex is still good for me and my husband. I am overweight, almost obese and I know losing weight would be good for both the mild incontinence and prolapse. I would like to avoid surgery for as long as possible. It is not convenient at this time in my life nor are the symptoms that bad. Does anyone have any experience of using vaginal weights or vaginal electro exercisers and how effective they are? Are they approriate for some-one with vaginal prolapse? Where do I find a reputable supplier?





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    hi i have a bladder prolapse and have stated to use kegel8 electric impulse machine as i found doing pelvic floor exercises difficult. i have also started to do posture exercises from a vidio by katie bowman in america and have found these helpful it is still early days but i am hoping i will be able to manage with out an opperation i am not sure about sex as my partner left when he found out i had a prolapse.

    I have urinary incontinence but all tests have come back normal, what can I do now?





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    H1I watched your vidio on urinary incontinence and if botox really works I would like to have this surgery done if its possible, could you please let me know many thanks .





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    I am a 14 year old girl and sometimes I get urge incontinence especially after I have been exercising and when I laugh. It's really embarrassing so if any one has any advice that would be great.





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    I am only 21 years old. I have been suffering from incontinence for the past three months. I am feeling shy to talk about this with my parents. Sometime it occurs while bike riding. I don't have any control on this. I think my bladder getting loose day by day. Currently I am using some incontinence products and diapers. But I am looking for some effective treatments.





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    Re: last week's programme on incontinence. Please could you advise where to buy the incontinence devices to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Thanks!





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    I was so glad the programme tackled incontinence but I was very surprised at the conclusions of the testers. I tried electrostimulation and cones but both were absolutely hopeless. I tried the Pelvic Toner and within a week I felt so much better and within 3 weeks I had no incontinence symptoms at all.





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    Im 27 years old and I have been diagnosed with spinal bifida occulta and I have incontinence and leg weakness and bowel incontinence to I have a fatty lipoma and scoliosis to and I have been told that I could loose the use of my legs in approximately 6 months to a year from now and the doctor won't do anything about it

    Hi Tiffany, here is some info about urinary incontinence and how to manage it http://pelvichealthphysio.blogspot.ca/2013/08/stress-urinary-incontinence.html

    Dr Christian My mother suffers with double incontinence she will be 70 next month My mother also has fybromyalgia My mother has spent her life being the best mother and provider Her double incontinence is destroying her life to the point that whenever the grandchildren and great grandchildren come to visit she locks herself in the bedroom I recently watched the video were they put an electrical device into the patients spine that put an electrical current that helped to control the incontinence Could you please send me more information that i could take to the GP and maybe get the help she so desperately needs





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    i am a 39 old with stress incontinence but went to the incontinence nurse but refuse the electric treatment because of having abnormal cell in pass try what they did but nothing work and now been refer to gycology its the though soon as u go to toilet wet yourself straight after i been watching the programme every one great programme





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    Doouble Incontinence vidoe, can you advise me what this procedure is called, can it be done on NHS? My mother have a stroke 4 years ago and has sufferred with incontinence ever since, she has had many procedures but all have failed. The latest was a yeast injection, she has been offered a botox injection but this means having a catheter.





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    I have incontinence during the day and night, it's more during the night than in the day, a lot of the time in the day I just get this sudden urge to go and need to find the toilet rather rapidly or else I wet. I've always had the night and day time problems from birth, I did get a bit of control during school but still had a few accidents in school. Now I've resigned myself to wearing pads 24/7. The NHS supply me with Tena Slip for night time and Tena Comfort for daytime, although I find the Comfort pads are a nuisance as they leak quite a bit, so I usually use the Comfort at night and the Slips during the day as ruining my mattress isn't as embarrassing as walking round with wet trousers, I have tried to point this out to my local incontinence adviser who has just ignored this problem. I'm also slightly autistic (Asperger's and ADHD). I have been told that it could be the ADHD that is causing me to have a problem with the incontinence, especially the night time wetting, can ADHD make incontinence worse?





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    I had anal fistula for some years and all the treatments failed so i went for fistulotomy . After surgery i am experiencing faecal and wind incontinence due to some damage to sphincter muscle. Its very embarassing and effecting my quality of life. my doc recommend me to do some pelvic exercise and he said it will get better with time. Its been 6 months now but my incontinence is not improving. Please let me know if someone help me with this .thanks





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    My mum's 86 and suffers form urinary incontinence. Is this prcedure also applicable for urinary incontinence?





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    I am 39yrs old and have suffered from stress incontinence for over 2 years, I did go to my Gp and was referred for physio, which I had for 4 months and made no difference to me at all, Back in october 08 I had an hysterectomy due to other problems and was told by my gp that this would probaly cure my incontinence, but it hasnt, Please can anyone advise what would be the next stage and it is affecting my quality of live, by restricting the activities I can do.





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    I have been leaking urine for sometime, but have began to leak during sex and whilst coughing. Im in the early 2nd trimester of my 4th pregnancy & have found the stress incontinence worse since the beginning of pregnancy. I've been advised that pilates helps with pelvic floor muscles [hence ?improvement with incontinence & sex life?]





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    See your GP to fjnd out cause of your abdominal pain. Pelvic floor exercises r important with incontinence and prolapse. Consider seeing physiotherapist specialised in incontinence to ensure u r doing exercises correctly. Avoid caffeine. I've heard raspberry tea drunk throughout day can really help prolapses. Avoid high impact exercises until got grip on pelvic floor exercises. If bad stress incontinence continues, get referral from gp to see urologist who may perform urodynamic test and bladder neck suspension surgery but poses risk and still need to continue pelvic floor exercises! No point considering the latter if you r hoping to have more kids 😊

    I had exactly the same after my 3rd, and last, child (may 2009). I had tvt surgery in December '10 and that particular problem is fixed. Stress incontinence is what you have. I still have other problems (cystocele, rectocele and newly diagnosed rectal prolapse, but honestly the tvt surgery has cured my stress incontinence. Definitely worth considering! Hope all goes well for you.

    I am 19 years old and have had serious incontinence both dy and nigh since I was born - The worst thing about it is that there is nothing the hospital can do for me (well at least thats what they have said) I have been on every medication nder the sun, and have had god knows how many embarrasing investigations performed and am sick of it - they know its not urge or stress incontinence, they know its nothing to do with my bladder at all, and have had MRI scans showing that theres nothing wrong with the nerve pathways - Please, someone, anyone, please please help me, even if its just a temporary solution, nothing could make this worse - Please, I dont know how much longer I can cope





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    If you're not satisfied with what the doctors at your current hospital say, I'd strongly suggest trying to go to a different one. Another doctor will be looking at you as a 'brand new case', as it were, and therefore might be able to spot things that the other doctors had missed. Good luck to you! Don't give up getting the help you need. Something will be done for you sooner or later (I'm sure there must be much scientific research being carried out- so they'll be able to do more eventually if what is available now has no effect for you). As I keep saying to everyone, remember that you're not alone- that, for me, is one of the worst things about having bladder problems). Best of luck to you, and take care of yourself!

    I suffer from urge incontinence and have done for several years but only put a name to it after your programme. I went to my GP for help but was told nothing could be done I should just lay of tea coffee and red wine and do pelvic floor exercises.I run daily and do not have a problem with stress incontinence although if my bowel is full the problem is worse and sometimes I have to empty my bowels as well in inappropriate places!! Please help me I feel very frustrated as I'm sure I don't have to "just live with it" as my GP suggested.





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    Dear Samantha, I'm so sorry to hear you are suffering. Firstly I'm not a medical doctor but I have suffered with something similar myself which I believe to be enuresis risoria, or, 'giggle incontinence'. With me it started before I left primary school (age 9 or 10) and continued until I was around 19 when it was much less frequent. I am now 27 and I haven't had problems for many years. I know it is so embarrassing when it happens every day, but can I ask, when you wet yourself is it just a bit or do you completely empty your bladder? And do you feel like you lose control of your body a bit, like maybe you suddenly stop laughing or go a bit limp and wet yourself completely? If this is the case it sounds like what I experienced, please, tell your parents (sorry I don't know your age) and try and see a doctor and explain this to them, don't suffer in silence like I did! Chances are that the doctor would suspect stress incontinence and suggest excercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, but I know this wasn't the problem in my case (I realise this is a stress incontinence forum-sorry!). If you (or anyone else on this forum) have the same as I had then perservere with the doctor and really make sure they understand the symptoms you have and when you have them. My heart goes out to all of you out there who might read this and identify with 'giggle incontinence'. You are not alone! Dear channel4, it is a long shot but I'm going to ask... Is there any chance of an embarrassing bodies 'special' for giggle incontinence? I felt so alone during my teenage years, and I think embarrasing bodies would reach the people out there who suffer with this and give any advice they really do need. Thanks

    I am 36, I had a DNC in May 2012 to remove a stilborn fetus. Ever since i had the procedure i started getting fecal incontinence and BV. I constantly have pains in my abdomen and feel weak and nausea especially when i have a cigarette, also i have no idea when I have leaked or from which area so often wipe both areas. I have recently had another baby and the fecal incontinence has resurfaced again. What could be the main cause of this horrible symptom?





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    I suffer from stress n urge incontinence. My GP as given me tablets which have eased my urge incontinence so far. I would like to know if those Cleo gadgets are worth a try? I ve asked for advice they have talked about band surgery under local i find this scary. The solution that came on the programme tonight appeals to me because you are out and nothing is cut. I MEAN THE bOTTOX SOLUTION. BUT IS THIS AVAILABLE ON THE NHS?????????





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