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Depressed and disgusted that I have to wear incontinence pads all the time

 

I leak urine constantly and worse when I get anxious

 

Just wanted to vent about it

 

I'm young and this is an embarrassing problem for me

 

It didn't start happening until I became really overweight

 

I had a referral to a urologist last year but I never went

 

I probably should reschedule

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I agree the rescheduling is a really good idea.

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I agree you should talk to a urologist. But also, has anyone suggested kegel exercises to you? They strengthen your pelvic floor and can help with incontinence. They're often recommended by ob/gyns for post-childbirth continence issues:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283

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I agree you should talk to a urologist. But also, has anyone suggested kegel exercises to you? They strengthen your pelvic floor and can help with incontinence. They're often recommended by ob/gyns for post-childbirth continence issues:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283

Definitely give these a try. I used to leak a little when I was a kid. No one ever suggested them to me. I was sent in for a bladder scope (as a kid this was really quite painful afterwards) and all I ever needed to do was these.

If they don't help after a couple of months, reschedule your specialist.

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Hey, I have the same problem. I've had it for years. I went to a urologist once and it was really painful for me and I never went back. They never found anything wrong at the first appointment. But I am a FTM transgender guy so its really embarrassing for me to go in a place and have to explain this all. Especially because where I am living is kind of country ish. I went to a clinic for LGBT folks in the city and they didn't have any transgender friendly urologists. So I have to find one on my own and risk getting misgendered, harassed, etc.

 

I have to wear incontinence pads every day and it so embarrassing. I share a bathroom with a male and I'm sure he has figured it out by now that I have to wear these pads all the time.

 

Anyway, I don't know why it happens. But they ruled a bunch of stuff. I should really go back.

 

Sorry this is happening to you.

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I went through a period where this was happening. I didn't have it happen everyday, but at one point I ended up peeing my pants at work. I was really embarrassed, but they were actually really compassionate about it and some of the woman in their mid to upper thirties and forties actually were talking about how they sometimes experienced something similar.

 

i know it's not to the severity that you describe. 

However when i went to my GP, they suggested exercises that have been suggested here as well.

Sometimes local hospitals actually have classes and workshops on things like that.

 

It's not a common issue, but it is not really super rare. It is something no one wants to talk abou, which can make us feel really alone and even more embarrassed.  

 

I am sorry you are going through it. Maybe see if you can make another appointment- you may get down to the bottom of it and I bet it could help you feel better over all if you do.

 

-Luna

Edited by LunaRufina

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I've had issues with urinary incontinence here and there since I was pregnant. I think it's more common than people let on, especially as we age and have kids, but it's not limited to just that. I find that weight makes the issue worse, while kegels and exercise in general helps it.

Anyway, you're not the only one. I do encourage you to see the urologist. They see urinary incontinence all the time.

Good luck, and you're not alone.

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Liam, I'm really sorry to hear you had such a shitty experience.

 

One of my good friends is a trans-woman who had some difficulties after her SRS (sex reassignment surgery, for the rest of us). She was able to get competent care to address the issue for good.

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Asthma meds relax smooth muscle tissue...when I have to take a significant amount of meds to open my lungs I'm one hard sneeze away from leaking.

Hope you get this sorted soon.

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I have giggle incontinence. Have had since I was little. I don't talk about it because it's so shameful to me. Thank you for posting this so I could see that I'm not alone.

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i have an overactive bladder and i leak often (mostly right after ive finished peeing.. i'll linger to make sure i've got it all and then i'll be walking away and feel a drip). it's very embarrassing, and stressful and anxiety-provoking. you're definitely not alone (i'm 23). for me it doesn't appear to be weight related but anxiety definitely makes the situation worse. i'm on meds for this (vesicare), i'm not sure how much it helps anymore but i'm too afraid to go off it in case it makes it worse! 

 

if you go to a urologist they'll definitely to the bladder scope and maybe offer you a prescription for meds like mine.

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If it makes you feel better, I'm 24 and sometimes have this problem. I have to wear pads or pantie liners almost every day. I pee when I sneeze. I pee when I lauh. And sometimes I just drip. The most embarrassing thing is when I drip during sex (though I think my partner is oblivious to it... thank god.)

I've had this problem for much of my life. I should do kegel exercises, but I always forget and can never keep up with them.

Best of luck sorting the situation out. You're better than me... I'm too embarassed to even see a urologist (even though I probably should see one...)

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