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Incontinent issues @ 36 - urodynamics test TBA

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TreeHuggerMum1 Thu 18-Feb-16 18:19:07

I'm 36, 3 kids under 10.
Stress incontinent most days. Running, jumping, sneezing, coughing etc will make me leak.
GP referred me to a Gynae.
Gynae today has said prolapse is grade 1 and doubtful that it is causing the incontinent issues, he is opting for a urodynamics tests.
Has anyone had this test before?
What is the likely outcome?

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:24:21

Yes I had one. There is a long running support thread in General Health here on prolapses you will get lots of support there.

The test wasn't so bad. They fill your bladder with a nice warm water until full then get you to cough, jump etc and measure the loss. It was a tad humiliating but the nurses were wonderfully kind.
I had a TVT op after. Best thing ever it has changed my life. No leaks at all now, I can even trampoline, before I kept Tena lady in business singlehanded shocksmile
Feel free to ask me anymore but as I say do seek out that other thread.

TreeHuggerMum1 Thu 18-Feb-16 18:28:57

Thanks Ido.
Were you waking up in the night etc too to go to the loo?
I find the smallest jump will make me leak and it's embarrassing, just got back from a Disneyland trip and was leaking on the rides too. I'm mortified and just want it sorted quickly.
How long between your urodynamics test and treatment?

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:30:31

Sorry op just tried to find that long running thread and failed so perhaps it's died since I was last on it. It was called 'any old prolapse...'

Hope you get sorted either way. flowers Incontinence is not something anyone should be living with or accept as there is simple surgery to fix it.

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:33:26

Hi yes I was bad too. Couldn't walk down a slope without wetting myself. Waited about 2 months between test and surgery. I left the problem for 10 years thinking it was something I should put up with.

Feel so silly now that it was completely fixable. Truth be told I was mortified at having to admit to the problem. Once it was out on the open I felt so much better. Cried with relief that staff were so kind.

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:34:54

And yes I woke in the night frequently too.

TreeHuggerMum1 Thu 18-Feb-16 18:38:47

Oh bless, I cried too when I went to the GP.
It was a relief to tell someone after struggling for a while.
Now I just want it sorted.

TreeHuggerMum1 Thu 18-Feb-16 18:39:44

How long was the urodynamics test and did it hurt?

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:40:38

It will be. I read a lot of stories about the TVT so was a bit worried but my god I'm not exaggerating when I say it's changed my life. I know plenty others have had it on here too and say the same. Best of luck op.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 18-Feb-16 18:41:01

I was reading this today which you might find interesting. I don't have in continence issues but I do see this Dr for another bladder issue.

health.spectator.co.uk/botox-for-your-bladder-and-other-incontinence-treatments-that-work/

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Thu 18-Feb-16 18:41:59

Lasted about 45 mins and no didn't hurt at all.

TreeHuggerMum1 Tue 23-Feb-16 21:36:29

Fingers crossed then.

StillMedusa Thu 25-Feb-16 00:31:21

I had urodynamics testing. I was DREADING it.
In fact the docs/nurses couldn't have been kinder. They put a catheter in my bladder and one up my bum that measured something. Filled me full til I was bursting then got me to pee on a special toilet (they didn't watch, or if they did it was screened off..I can't pee in public toilets let alone being observed!)
I had a hysterectomy afterwards..cystocele, rectocele, prolapse...

It changed my life smile

TreeHuggerMum1 Wed 02-Mar-16 16:36:14

I'm just worried I won't be able to let go, I'm so used to holding it in every day.

StillMedusa Wed 02-Mar-16 23:48:31

Oh trust me you won't be able to hold it. I say that as someone who can't use a public toilet without my hands blocking my ears... smile It really isn't half as awful as it sounds, honest!

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