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Urinary incontinence?

(10 Posts)
PrettyCandles Tue 13-Sep-11 22:48:25

is it possible to have an apparently OK pelvic floor (no problems laughing for example, and just the occasional problem on trampoline or when sneezing while sitting cross-legged) but have frequent, tiny, unnoticed leakages? Not even every day, but, more often than not, finding that knickers are damp?

TheVastHunnicEmpire Tue 13-Sep-11 22:52:53

Get a referral to a physio who knows about such things. Not normal but v common.

PrettyCandles Wed 14-Sep-11 14:03:55

So it's possible to be incontinent without noticing?

belgo Wed 14-Sep-11 14:05:48

Yes that is possible. It might be due to the sphincters not closing properly rather then the pelvic floor muscles. Go to your GP.

Madlizzy Wed 14-Sep-11 14:13:35

Could be an overactive bladder. Go and see your GP. I'm on medication for it and my life has changed vastly for the better.

PrettyCandles Wed 14-Sep-11 14:47:36

Ah bu99er. I hate being ferretted about down there.

I wonder whether I can have a go at sorting myself out with vaginal weights.

belgo Wed 14-Sep-11 14:50:31

'I wonder whether I can have a go at sorting myself out with vaginal weights'

probably not, because it doesn't sound like the pelvic floor is the main problem (although we should all do pelvic floor exercises), the problem may be the sphincters. Infection also needs to be ruled out.

Please see your GP, and don't worry, they have seen it all before.

PrettyCandles Wed 14-Sep-11 14:57:56

What's the treatment if it is the sphincters?

(Not infection, that's been checked for, and not overactive bladder - I know what that looks like as two of my dc have it, one severly enough to be medicated for it)

belgo Wed 14-Sep-11 15:02:21

I don't know exactly.

belgo Wed 14-Sep-11 15:03:18

There are lots of different types of incontinence, lots of different causes and treatments, it really is for an expert to diagnose you properly.

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