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1949068 tn?1449628519

Leakage & Bladder--Need Answers! Help!

~NOTE~ I had this posted in the Urology Community--only the doctor responded to it. But, I feel this is a better area to get it answered! So this is a repost from there!

I have a question or two? I have been having Stress Urinary Incontinence and Overflow Incontinence. Which I had this every since I had my last child which was in 2001. I have been having these issues (even way before my Hysterectomy on Nov. 16, 2011). Now, I know what it is and have names for it. I'm tired of wearing a pantyliner to catch the leakage, If I don't wear them--my panties will be wet! Ugh! And when I use the rest room. I sit there and when I'm done urinating? I have to still urinate again--like a little. And if that does not work? I have to press on the top of my vagina (by the stomach area at the top) to make it come out! Ugh and smh! Is there any thing else that maybe wrong with me? Do I need meds or need surgery to correct this? I need some answers!!! Help me--somebody! Please give detailed info (if possible?) Thanks in advance!
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1128665 tn?1269273471
Incontinence is not always related to POP but it is the most common symptom of POP. Damage that occurs to the pelvic floor during childbirth sometimes shows up right away but more often it shows up 10 or more years later.

Please review the symptoms on the other post "Let's Take Pelvic Organ Prolapse Out of the Closet", make a list. I'm going to send you a PM (private message) with a link to a questionnaire you can look at as well.Try to find a urogynecologist in your area and see him for evaluation; this is the specialist in pelvic floor disorders and can address any and all POP concerns at once. I'll send the PM later this morning.

Also are you doing any kind of Kegel exercises? The PC muscle truly must be exercised, it is maintenance just like brushing your teeth. There are multiple ways to address this, I'll comment more when I have more details on what you are doing. So glad you are looking for answers!

Sher
1949068 tn?1449628519
Thanks fr the help and input. I use to doing Kegel exercises--NEVER worked and DON'T work for me (still having the same issues at hand). Therefore, I know I need to seek other options. I've already talked to my doctor about. She is working on someone for me to see.By the way, I  been looked over that topic you mentioned--I have those systems--been having for a decade now. So, now, I just have to wait and see.  
1128665 tn?1269273471
If you have multiple symptoms I am really glad you have a consult booked. It is typical for women to have more than one type of POP-a urogynecologist will fix them all at the same time. Once you get a definitive diagnosis from a urogyn of types you have, degree of severity, you will be guided with choices of non-surgical or surgical choices depending on your needs and procedures your physician utilizes.

Sher
1949068 tn?1449628519
Excuse my typo: I said systems..lol! I meant symptoms--correct word! Yes, I can't wait and see. But, I will keep you posted!
1128665 tn?1269273471
I knew what you meant, we all do the typo thing. :)
Yes please keep me in the loop, shoot your questions over as well once you get a definitive dx.
Sher
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