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Embarrasing prob

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reallysomeoneelse Fri 07-Jan-05 18:22:42

I am 25 and have had to kids by c-section. I think i thought that because i'd had c-sections i wouldn't have any probs down below, but now i think i have a bladder weakness or pelvic floor weakness or whatever it is.

I had my last child 2 years ago, had no probs weeing when coughing or sneezing when pregnant or afterwards.

For the last few days i keep getting the feeling that i am occasionally trickling and the feeling that i constantly need a wee. When i go to the loo i do do one but only a bit, and i can stop mid flow which i thought i wouldn't be able to do if there was a weakness.

I did wonder if maybe i had a water infection, but would that cause that.

It could all be my imagination as sometimes when i think i have i haven't.

Anyway if it is that, what can i do aboiut it ?? I did do a few pelvic floor exercises after i had the kids but not many. Would it help to do them now or is it too late.
Is it true that general exercise helps too ??

Would be very grateful for any advice.

reallysomeoneelse Fri 07-Jan-05 18:24:55

Also meant to say that i can still cough, sneeze and have a fit of giggles without leaking.

joash Fri 07-Jan-05 18:25:27

It's never too late to do pelvic floor exercises ... my youngest is 15 and I still find myself doing them.

Might be as well talking to your GP (or nurse if you have one at your health centre). But tightening up your bits sounds like it might work.

reallysomeoneelse Fri 07-Jan-05 18:26:28

Oh good, will be doing pelvic floor exercises in my sleep then

lilsmum Fri 07-Jan-05 18:27:32

sounds like a water infection to me, i had them constantly when pregnant and after and that felt like i needed a wee all the time but nothing came out, go see your gp, ive had to have investigations into mine as i still get them now (dd 11mth) had to have a camera up in my bladder and going for a kidney scan next wk. best to ask your gp i think. hth

xx

reallysomeoneelse Fri 07-Jan-05 18:28:23

Oh right lismum, i did wonder that as for eg i had a wee not 5 mins ago and am now desperate again and haven't had loads to drink.

amynnixmum Fri 07-Jan-05 18:28:54

If you've only experinced this for a few days then it may well be a UTI. You usually get burning when weeing with these infections but not always and the feeling of constantly needing the loo but nothing much coming out is very common. Drink loads of fluid - cranberry juice is especially good. Also go to gp as you may need antibiotics.

noddyholder Fri 07-Jan-05 18:49:03

does sound a bit like a uti get it checked out before it starts to make you feel rough

reallysomeoneelse Fri 07-Jan-05 18:50:16

Ok thank you, will do and will also drink lots of water and see if that makes a difference.

Mosschops30 Fri 07-Jan-05 18:51:27

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lilsmum Fri 07-Jan-05 18:58:05

just have to add, i had no other symptom...no burning when weeing or anything like that i just had that were you feel you need a wee but nothing comes out every now and again, not all the time. it defo sounds like a water infection though, go see gp in morn.
i had a 3rd degree tear with my dd and i find i can trickle sometimes but not very often, its a case of do loadsa pelvic floor.

xx

oatcake Fri 07-Jan-05 19:21:03

1) sounds like a UTI
2) Routine:

First of all, become acquainted with your pelvic floor muscles. Do this by imagining that you are trying to stop from passing wind. Try to isolate this area as much as possible and you can do this by not:

• tightening your buttocks
• holding your breath
• pulling in your tummy
• squeezing your legs together.

You're now feeling your pelvic floor muscles.

Slow and steady…
Find your pelvic floor muscles by using the above method, then squeeze and hold for as long as possible, working up to ten seconds. Release for four seconds. Repeat ten times, six times daily.

Fast and furious…
Locate your pelvic floor muscles as before. Hold and release for one second, in sets of ten. Again, do ten sets of ten, six times daily.

This is from my uni project but gained from The Incontinence Foundation: http://www.continence-foundation.org.uk/in-depth/baby-bladder-bowels.php#top

KatieMac Fri 07-Jan-05 20:29:31

I think an infection too - you can get cranberry tablets - if you don't like the juice
(BTW - I've had a prolapse and my Pelvic Floor collapsed so I know a lot about symptoms)

oatcake Fri 07-Jan-05 20:38:23

ooooh! nasty! if you don't mind me asking, was there any reason ie. big baby, pushing for too long?

KatieMac Fri 07-Jan-05 22:56:11

DD was 8lb 4oz so not that big - labour was 13hrs - so not that long....I got lots of stiches (they took about 1hr/1hr 10 mins to do)

Main problem I think was that I have ME which causes muscle problems - so the labour was hard (exhausting) and then of course nothing sprung back.

6 weeks after I had no movement in my pelvic floor at all

I now have a rectocele (sp) but the leak I had has been plugged by initially a macroplastique injection then more latterly TVT

KatieMac Fri 07-Jan-05 22:57:59

Oops - totally forgot - placenta didn't come out - so they went fishing for it with foreceps (isn't memory funny - you'd think I remembered that)

oatcake Mon 10-Jan-05 10:01:26

oh, my goodness! you poor thing! thanks for telling me. most useful. I would never have thought about ME and muscle tone.

Sorry for hijacking. will go now..

KatieMac Mon 10-Jan-05 21:29:24

The ME theory is mine btw

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