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Has anyone actually done something about stress incontinence?

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hillyhilly Sat 04-Jun-11 17:52:19

I really am going to see my GP ( well sometime soon, it was one of my New Years resolutions!) as I think I need to do something about this, I cannot chase the kids, walk down the road in high heels, sneeze etc etc
I don't know why I'm so reticent but I do just keep putting it off!
What happens when you go, I don't want to be fobbed off with a lecture about pelvic floor exercises, but don't fancy surgery much either - and so the excuses continue!

Baffledandbewildered Sun 05-Jun-11 18:30:01

Well I went and seem to be going round in circles!!!! I have stress incontinence and gp recommended a tvt sling so I was refers to the hospital. The consultant agreed with my gp and wanted to do tests. Had urpdynamics test scans ect and was informed that yes I leak and have a weak urine flow! Who knew. So this week I went back to the consultant and was told I can't have a tvt sling and was incontinence really a problem ( me oh no just love wetting myself!)idiot doctor. He said to keep doing the pelvic floor exercises that I've been doing for years and see what happens duh . I think he wants rid of me as I have complained about him so now I don't know what to do.good luck I hop you have a better result than me .

PonceyMcPonce Sun 05-Jun-11 18:38:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mum765 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:52:59

I had TVT. It's not ideal imv. No incontinence problems but have problems with infections now. I would maybe try out physiotherapy first before going down the surgery route.

Shannaratiger Sun 05-Jun-11 21:57:23

Will watch what your GP says as I have the same problem!

mollycuddles Sun 05-Jun-11 22:03:23

I've just been to gynae physio in the last week and it was very interesting. I have been doing exercises but not in the most efficient way and part of my pelvic floor where there's scar tissue from one of my 3 deliveries was in spasm so wasn't relaxing properly so when I try to tense it for the exercises it can't tense properly either. I've been given exercises to try to relax the spasming bit and then she will reteach me to do the exercises. I'm quite positive especially as I'm musing about dc4 and couldn't get surgery before I'm sure my family is complete. Can you get some gynae physio where you are? The gynaecologist sounds like a twonk.

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