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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 ??
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
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.
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.
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