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Running - wet knickers.

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higgle Fri 23-Oct-09 00:48:06

I'm going to start exercising again this week. 53 and a bit overweight, on HRT. I don't have normal stress incontinence - OK I wouldn't do star jumps on a trampoline but I can run in circles at the gym, do star jumps and jump up and down without trouble. There is however a big problem with proper running, and I don't know why.

I joined a womens running group a couple of years ago and discovered that when I run with them - and it wasn't that fast or anything- I have a reallly quite serious problem - the first time I went I was just drenched, so I bought some pads to feel safe and they were wet through every time. I really enjoyed the running, and was doing about 4 miles around hilly Cotswold streets which was great, but I felt so embarassed about the problem that I gave it up.

I'd like to give it another go - does anyone else have the same problem? I'd happily do more pelvic floor exercises but as this is so extreme and it is the only situation it happens in I really wonder if that would work.

SoloDonsHerPointyHat Fri 23-Oct-09 01:09:14

See your GP. You may need a TVT which is a small operation that 'hoists up' the problem.
You get a sort of well where your muscles are not as good as they ought to be(mine are similar)and the urine sits in the well, so when you run or jump around, the well kind of sloshes around and the urine overflows and you get the problem. It's very common so don't be embarrassed, but do see the doctor.

HTH.

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