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    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 watched yr episode last week on urinary incontinence.what kind of options do you suggest for a small bladder.that hasnt .much control which also leaks





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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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    i suffer urinary incontinence in my sleep after consuming alchohol. . little or a lot of alcohol does not matter. i'm only 19 and a student so this is so embarassing and hinder smy social and sexual life greatly. please help , thanks. .





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    If you are certain that alcohol is the cause, then the solution is easy - don't drink, particularly when you have a date. You can just say you have an allergy to alcohol (which some people do). In some people it will cause a violent episode of vomiting, even with one drink. In others it will cause the heart to race. When people understand that you have a medical condition and cannot drink, they tend not to exert social pressure to drink.

    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.

    Hi there, I watched an episode where a group of women tried various home methods to improve urinary incontinence with devices. (Non surgical) One lady had great success with one of the devices but I can't remember which one it was and i cant find the episode. Can you please help?? Many thanks.





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    Hi I saw this program but would like to know more information as well, any helpers

    Male, 51, diabetic T2,diagnosed 2 years ago, BPH, I am shortly having tests for urinary incotinence (started having accidents in October, now daily leakage) and chronic urinary retention >500ml. Have only just realised I may have a linked or unconnected problem with bowel incontinence, as over a similar period I have had 5 or 6 instances of barely making it to the loo or not(never previously a problem except with chronic diahorrea). I feel like there has been some reduction in the strength and time with which I can firmly clench my buttocks. Have also over a longer period often had numbness in left outer thigh and pain like sun burn over top arch of left foot. I feel nervous about bringing this up as I feel my current health issues are already likely to put obstacles in the way of future employment. Is it likely that they are connected?





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    Hi, I am sorry for your problems. I would definitely mention all those things to your doctor, its important they know everything as I do think they are connected. Bare with me please, this is a long reply but I think I should share my experience with you, even though in my case what happened is rare-please bare that in mind too when you read it! I'm a 30 year old women, not diabetic by the way so cant say if that is connected but the other symptoms you described are very similar to ones I experienced. In my case, I was born with Scoliosis (curve of the spine) and about 7 years ago the vertebrae from L4-S2 (lower part of the spine) started to collapse onto each other. This happened gradually over a number of years, (it went undiagnosed as I put my back pain, numbness in my legs and other problems down to the Scoliosis). The collapse of the vertebrae started crushing and damaging certain nerves to my lower limbs and bladder, during which time I experienced urinary incontinence, I was unable to completely empty my bladder, same as you with urine retention so I had accidents twice a day or more. I also started to develop bowel incontinence. I had numbness from my hips down on the outer thighs, down the outside of my legs and onto both feet on the sides and top of the feet which worsened gradually too and I had a lot of pain at times. I was eventually sent to an incontinence nurse who taught me to self catheterise every day so I could empty my bladder completely using single-use catheters and this stopped the accidents happening as often. She also referred me for a test of my bladder where they insert a tube to fill up the bladder with a liquid dye to see how much it can hold until you feel the sensation to pee, I didnt have any feeling to pee after almost 1 and a half litres of the liquid were put into my bladder (it should never hold that much!!) and was asked to have an MRI as he was worried the nerves were not communicating to the brain to tell me when I needed to go to the loo. All of these symptoms were not connected by any doctors I saw and I was waiting for an appointment for the MRI to come through when I collapsed with back pain and taken to hospital. Thats when they discovered through MRI and CT scans that the vertebrae had collapsed and almost killed the nerves to my bladder and I was at such a risk of losing the ability to walk and being in a wheelchair within 6 months because of the damage to the nerves to my lower legs and feet that I had surgery within a week to decompress my spine, release the trapped nerves and they pinned the vertebrae into place with rods. I still have problems and the nerves to my bladder haven't repaired themselves as they had hoped because the damage had gone on too long but I am walking fine and the pain is managed by injections and I still self catheterise about 4 times a day so all in all the surgery was the best thing to happen to me and saved me from being unable to walk again and stopped the other problems worsening. OK this is a long story and in my case very drastic, this kind of nerve damage is rare but the symptoms you described sound like nerve damage to me, definitely go see your doctor. I don't mean to scare you telling you all this but I think your symptoms are connected and you need to have your spine checked by a CT scan and the connecting nerves from your lower spine checked by an MRI. I am no doctor, I just know my symptoms and diagnosis of them very well, and know exactly what the surgeons found and how they tried to fix me!! I think self catheterising will be of great help to you with the incontinence if there is no other underlying cause. I hope this helps in some way and you get the treatment you need! By the way, I cope fine with work and as long as there is a loo I can catheterise!

    I am not a doctor but be sure you are looked at by a neurologist if possible because the combination of incontinence and sensory disturbance (eg numbness) are common experiences to people with M.S.

    My mum has been suffering with urinary incontinence for at least the last 14 years with the problem gradually getting worse, to the point where she is getting up anywhere from 10-15 times during the night to use the bathroom, regardless of how little she drinks. She has been visiting several different specialists for the last year who have prescribed several different medications and patches, as well as a machine to tighten up her pelvic muscles, none of which have made any difference. Apparently the next step is Botox injections and using a catheter to manually drain her bladder which my mum is very unsure of, she's only 47, surely there must be a better, more permanent option?





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    Do tell your mum not to be afraid to try botox injections. You only need to use a catheter temporarily if the botox pralyses the muscles a bit too much.I have had it done twice with no such problem . In Scotland it has only neel licensed for idiopathic ( ie no known cause incontinence ) for the last 3 years but has been used for patients with physical difficulties eg MS etc for much longer. My doctor told me he has been using this for tha last 16 years down south...it is probably a question of cost. It does need to be repeated but has changed my life. I can sleep all night, or only waking once whereas before it was 4 or 5 times and I was cosntantly tired. My diagnosis is irritable bladder where the nerves just randomly seem to stimulate the bladder to empty often, not only when bladder is full. Even with pads i couldn't get to the loo if out shopping for example and it is so embarrassing to wet yourself in public and have no control. Hope this encourages your mum to try. I am 66 and put up with increasing problems for 6 years before seeking help. Wish I'd gone earlier !!

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

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





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    I am a 26 year old male - I've recently been suffering from what was first thought a urinary infection, however, am starting to think it could be a psychological issue. Antiobotics were prescribed but have had no noticable effect. Although I have not experienced incontinence at any point, thre is the constant urge to go and frequently feels as though incontinence has actually occurred. The situation becomes far worse in situations like public transport and at work - ie, places were such an accident would be most embarrasing. Any help out there?





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    I have just watched the programme about urinary incontinence and looked on your site. I think i have stress incontinence. I have had this for 6 years now . I am 48 never had children, but using 4 or 5 pads every morning, as if i have a drink even decaff i have to wait 4 or 5 hours before i can go out somewhere incase i wet myself.I am taking tolteridine and its helping me a bit, but having seen your video i am going back to my doctor to ask about botox. I agree that this is a serious issue. I do not feel i can have a sexual partner because of this issue and have to get up really early if i want to go to things so there arn't any accidents





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    please i wrote about my 10 yrs old who has been incontinent for the past one yr and half now, both feacal and urinary incontinence please if there is any help available let me know. thank you.





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    I've just had surgery for a prolapse and urinary incontinence. Go to your GP and get them to refer you on. It can be fixed. Too many of us suffer in silence. x

    I am a 52 year old Man and I suffer from urinary incontinence. The condition efects me as soon as I get out of bed I have to go and I can't hold it. If I stand to talk to anyone I just feel the urge to go and it can be embarassing.





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    I have had urinary incontinence since the birth of my first son, forceps delivery 34 years ago l plucked up courage and went to see a specialist 6 years ago, l had a tape inserted, unfortunately l could not pass any bladdder, l was readmitted to the hospital they loosened the tape which now means when l go to the toilet it sprays all over the place which wets my clothes, the job l was in l managed to control my incontinence, by being close to home. unfortunately, due to circumstances my employers have tried to move my workplace so that l have to travel on public transport, this l have tried and failed, it had actually made my problem worse. My employers have now put me through a capability hearing and dismissed me after 21 years of work. l found it to be very embarrassing telling my managers about my incontinence, l felt l coped well with it working near to home. l am sure they think l am making it all up. My doctor has re-referred me to Urology clinic, but l am so afraid of going through procedure again. Please help me





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    i'm 14, and think i have urinary incontinence because i do lose control of my bladder... i am getting very insecure about this in case someone smells it on me.... i'm not too sure what pelvic floor exercises are so can you email me some ideas.... this would help very much thank you





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    HI ladies, I have recently had baby number 2. During both pregnancies I suffered from post void urinary incontinence&usual answer 'up the pelvic floor exercise'. Incontinence resolved after birth but this time I feel I'm falling out whenever I jump around&thing feel quite tight down below during sex&only bearable lying on back. I've been told I have pouching?? going for physio next week but how long are they having me do these exercises for before it does anything??! I've always had problems with no2s but I've noticed that if I do put pressure on my perineum it's the only way to go easily. I'm not sure if I've a rectocele and cystocele, is physio really the only option??





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    i suffer from urinary incontinence. its only since i have had my two children. its worse when i cough or laugh and can be very embrassing. i have done the pelvic floor exercises for 12 years since having my son but it as made no difference.





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    Stress Urinary incontinence POLYPROPYLENE MESH Used for SUI and PELVIC surgery repair is currently under investigation by MHRA and FDA It can change your life from having one to living a mere existence do your homework before any consent www.meshmedicalnewsdesk.com

    Having mised the programme on prostate cancer/keyhole surgery and the complications of post op incontinence followed by the insertion of the AMS800 Urinary Control Systrm, 'd be obliged if you could give me directions how to view it on your "Catch up menu" Having ben there I would like to see exactly how the proceedue was done





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    Don't know if my other comment got posted on here (sorry if it did- I'm a bit dizzy to say the least!) but I wrote that I'm considering writing a fictional book about a teenage girl suffering from urinary incontinence, and wonder what you all think to this idea as a way of raising awareness and providing comfort for sufferes (in the sense of making everyone realise that they are not alone).





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    yes please do, its an ambarressment but it is very common & up until now i have not told anyone publically just my close friends say ooh here she goes again , dont make her laugh or she`ll pee herself, & yes i would but i cant stop myself, so yes write a book & people will realalize they are not alone & yes it is so embarrassing i am 54 yrs old now & have put up with this condition since i can remember

    Hey. Im a 19 year old female and have suffered from urinary retention and incontinence since the age of 13. I have been emergency catheterised at least 20 times. I have been unsuccessful with Intermittent Self-Catheterisation. Despite this I am very active and enjoy sports but have to wear a pad everyday. I have seen doctors before but they have been inconclusive about what to do. It seems to be getting worse and I just thought I would ask if you had any bright ideas? Thank you





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    Hi, I'm 50 and I leak urine during intercourse, but only when I'm on top of my boyfriend I lose control of my bladder when we're reaching orgasm, and it's very embarrasing. Even if I empty my bladder before, it still happens! My partner is very understanding, but my problem is spoiling it for us. I've had 4 children and also suffer periodic stress urinary incontinence. Please help?





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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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    I saw the advertisement for 'Eric', a site for childhood inocntinence, is there a similar one for incontinence in young adults? I am 21, so I am only just too old to look at the 'Eric' website! As silly as this sounds, is there also a way in which people with incontinence problems could communicate with one another online to help us to feel less isolated? My problems are so complicated, I get this sudden urgency to urinate, and sometimes this will occur when my bladder is not full, but other times, I'll leak and feel twinging sensations in my uretha, almost as though something is tugging in my urethra! I am getting so desperate and so tired of not being taken seriously! I try pelvic floor exercises and undergo physiotherapy, but I find pelvic floor exercises hard to do on a daily basis, and hard to concentrate on when I lead a busy lifestyle! I do try my best though, and I am just beside myself with anxiety about it! I haven't had children, so I don't know why on earth this is happening! The problems are exemplified by my feelings of isolation. Would any other young adults aged 18 plus who have any problems with urinary incontinence be interested in talking to people who also experience similar problems? This is something that I would find extremely beneficial. Thanks.





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    I suffered from really heavy periods ad have found out that endometriosis is n the female line. I was then prescribed the micronor contraceptive pill. without being ol it was HRT. It lead to multiple periods and collapse. I later had a smear test that was very painful. Leading to urinary incontinence. Can I have a further consultation as my GP offered nothing apart from hysterectomy from my twenties. Tina a very unhappy patient who has been bullied as a consequence of training as a staff nurse at university.





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    Hi Angie As we get older, urinary incontinence is extremely common with childbirth, menopause and simply the aging process all going contributing to the loss of muscle strength. Like any muscle in the body, it's a case of "use it or lose it" and lack of exercise within the pelvic floor muscles can certainly contribute to incontinence. Traditional "kegel exercises" (squeeze and release) are often recommended and in theory, these should work. However, many women find that it is difficult to stick to a regime which will be effective as you would realistically have to do thousands of repetitions over a period of several months to see a significant change. In addition, many women leave it a long time before taking action and their muscles are so weak that they cannot even tense the muscles correctly to start with. Electronic pelvic toners are becoming very popular and represent a no-effort way to tone up the muscles and cure incontinence.Of course, you still need to be motivated to actually "use" the device but this is just for a few minutes daily and you have the reassurance that you are doing the proper type of pelvic muscle squeezes, at the proper intensity for the right length of time. You can see a range of effective pelvic toners at http://kegel8reviews.com Two highly recommended devices are the Kegel8 range and Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer. Hope this has helped.

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