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Would poor pelvic floor tone make you want to wee all the time?

(19 Posts)
FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:35:40

Well, would it?

It's not for me it's for a 'friend', you understand

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:36:14

Oh this is FaZ with a stupid name btw

Jessajam Tue 16-May-06 12:38:14

could be cystitis ...constant/frequent urge to wee, often with no, um, actual wee, and sometimes pain on weeing...??

Polgara2 Tue 16-May-06 12:41:09

Well I've managed to have an 'irritable bladder' would you believe after having my 2 children!!! I have to go a lot - I know where toilets are in all the best shopping malls . However, was in Matalan once and the loos were closed, was bursting so quietly asked lady behind till if I could use the staff ones, explaining why. She then proceeded to holler up the shop to the spotty faced adolescent looking junior under manager or whatever 'Can this lady use the staff toilets she has a problem with her bladder' .

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:42:46

No, no, 'my friend' has had cystitis and it isn't that. Just wanting to wee quite frequently and then there not being a huge amount there. Thought it might be postnatal slackness (well ds is only 3 years old )

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:43:12


how charming

Twiglett Tue 16-May-06 12:45:28

kidney infection or cystitis .. or urinary tract infection

not poor pelvic floor tone

that's like saying my lips are responsible for the crap I speak when its patently the loose connection between my brain and vocal cords ... (

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:47:46

Well I am 99% sure it is not kidneys / cystitis, honest, as I have had my fair share of those and it is not like that. Also, I feel well and always felt dodgy as hell with those.

I thought if the muscles were slack you might get the urge that you need to go sooner than if they were toned and steel-like?

Marina Tue 16-May-06 12:48:00

It is known as urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence is usually linked to poor pelvic floor tone.

fuzzywuzzy Tue 16-May-06 12:48:07

Is it a recent occurance, any chance your friend could pg again???

bundle Tue 16-May-06 12:49:26

you can have both
there is rather a good bloke in cambridge, goes by the name of Slack who deals with such matters

Jessajam Tue 16-May-06 12:49:59

agree with Twiglett. Poor pelvic tone would just mean you couldn't sneeze/cough/trampoline with slightly full bladder ... slightly panicky dashes to loo before damp patch appears etc....
frequent need with not much in the way of ammount means it is UTI type thing...start drinking lots of water ( like LOTS) and cranberry juice ASAP to prevent it getting any worse....

Jessajam Tue 16-May-06 12:51:54

hmmm urge incontinence can be caused by a bladder infection apparently....but not maybe we are all right!!

FruitAndNutcase Tue 16-May-06 12:52:22

Just a thought, but have you had a test for diabetes? One of the main signs is needing to wee a lot more than normal especially at night?

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:53:04

I can't trampoline or any of that crap, I know my pelvic floor is a bit dicey

Just wondered if it was too blame for this as well or whether I have to find another excuse

I am really really sure it is not a UTI

Polgara2 Tue 16-May-06 12:54:23

I'm much worse if I'm stressed btw.

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 12:55:29

Not pregnant bloody hope not anyway


So what else causes urge incontinence?

(not sure I like this being described as a sort of incontinence tbh. It is not really that drastic, just the sort of thing you notice when you have not got enough other things to worry about)

Oh don't know about diabetes but don't especially need to go at night

calsworld Tue 16-May-06 13:07:21

I read that if you didn't drink enough water then the 'neat' urine could irritate your bladder and make you need to wee more often, but very little quantities. Its not classified as a UTI though as there is no bacteria there....can't find where I read it though.

The solution is to drink lots more water, which dilutes the urine and ultimately, helps you hold larger quantities before needing to go as it doesn't irritate the inner wall of the bladder...wouldn't do any harm to try?

FrannytheGazelle Tue 16-May-06 13:35:24

I drink loads. In fact I am wondering if it is just because I am drinking loads.

Ah well as long as I am not dribbling on people's sofas it doesn't really matter, does it?

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