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I wet myself whilst out running

(15 Posts)
Sunsandandsea Sat 27-Aug-16 21:50:01

And I'm one year post partum! This isn't right surely, it's not like it's the first few weeks after giving birth it's been a year.
I full on wet myself but worse, I didn't feel it I didn't even realise I had until I got back and felt wet at first I thought very sweaty until I realised it was a huge patch on both legs and smelt of piss when I took my leggings off. Sorry tmi
What do I do! Is it too late to do kegals? Would a gp be able to do anything or should I save myself the embarrassment? Maybe I'm naive but I didn't think I'd have this problem with only being 25, is it just a weak pelvic floor?

StealthPolarBear Sat 27-Aug-16 21:51:40

I would see your gp or even health visitor and ask if they can refer you for physio maybe?
It's common bit it's not something you should just put up with.

StealthPolarBear Sat 27-Aug-16 21:52:08

Well done on the running btw. 6 years post parti and I've finally managed to get round to it grin

BombadierFritz Sat 27-Aug-16 21:55:09

definitely ask for medical advice. I bought a fab device off the internet that uses electrical stimulation to improve pelvic floor.
its also useful to use a vaginal pessary of some kind when running to support the pelvic floor.

Sunsandandsea Sat 27-Aug-16 21:57:41

Thank you. Oh god is this something that is a long term problem that is managed? Or is it something that I can get rid of all together, and be back to normal? I don't want to be wetting myself each time I run

BombadierFritz Sat 27-Aug-16 21:59:17

that pelvic floor stimulator worked for me

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 27-Aug-16 22:00:07

I would get checked out,but it is also most likely fixable.

It is a bit odd you went from being absolutely fine, to totally wetting yourself - is it possible you have been leaking a wee bit every time you run?

StealthPolarBear Sat 27-Aug-16 22:01:58

It is treatable!!

StealthPolarBear Sat 27-Aug-16 22:02:27

God I feel lazy now grin

Sunsandandsea Sat 27-Aug-16 22:04:17

Okay il book an appointment with gp and try the pelvic floor stimulator after speaking to her. I have been leaking a little bit each time so I wore a pantyliner each time I went, I've been trying to do more kegals and thought that would do the trick but to full on wet myself and not know has really concerned me tonight

JigglypuffsCaptor Sat 27-Aug-16 22:07:36

I'm 26 and 2 years post partum, I'm currently training for a half marathon, I occasionally wee a little when running but nothing as major as what you have explained. I'd get it checked out by the GO.

I just wear a panty liner now when I run and it seems to catch it, but then I don't seem to loose anymore than maybe 2 teaspoons of wee.

I've also found having a wee before I run, so there isn't the pressure in water works really reduced it, if you see what I mean?

I did all my post partum excercises religiously and have pretty much no issues except for running.

BlurtonOnKites4eva Sat 27-Aug-16 22:13:00

I'm also 25, 10 months post partum and I just wee'd myself a bit when I was walking back from tescos today blush I also leak when I run, I've stopped running because it. I'm in denial.

I think we should both go to the doctors.

Newtoday Sat 27-Aug-16 22:19:47

Mutu system! That's what you need! Google it. Worth every penny.

sadie9 Sun 28-Aug-16 22:12:17

You could ask GP for a referral to a specialist physio, there are many who specialise in Women's physio. The physio will check muscle tone, do a bladder assessment, send you off to do exercises, then check you again and monitor you for a while.
Some people eventually end up getting an operation called a TVT if the exercises aren't enough to fix it.

user1471501988 Sun 28-Aug-16 22:26:35

Hello Sun, this has obviously alarmed you somewhat, but rest assured, something can be done about it.
You need to ask your doctor, to refer you to the continence clinic, they will help you.
I have been, and I am older than you.
Always empty your bladder properly, don't rush, stand up, and sit down again if necessary.
Pelvic floor exercises are your friend.
it will be okay.

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