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A 45-year-old member asked:

why is it that i keep leaking urine accidentally?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends.: If you leak most often with activities like coughing, laughing or sneezing then you probably have stress incontinence. Leaking with a strong urge on the way to the restroom usually indicates bladder spasms or urge incontinence. Their are other causes of leaking urine. Your doctor can determine the underlying cause and best treatment. You can start the evaluation with your gyn.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Treatable condition: Two common reasons for urine leakage in women. Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder spasms pushing urine out. Medications help. Stress incontinence occurs after childbirth where the urethra support is stretched so it sags and urine leakage occurs with coughing, laughing, and exercise. Kegels may help. If not, then a sling works well: takes 10 minutes, outpatient, &recovery in few days.

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Is it normal for urine to smell like sugar?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Should be check by the doctor specially if it is. Accompanied by something else such as excessive drinking.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does my urine have sugar in it?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Most often: food!: The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is diabetes. But for many pregnant women, kidney function changes. Often, the same morning a pregnant women drinks a big glass of orange juice, we'll find sugar in her urine sample. However, that is not to say we ignore the findings -- all pregnant women do get tested for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks.
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Can I train my bladder to stretch and hold more fluid by holding in my urine when I feel the urge to go?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, holding your urine a little longer each time can help retrain the bladder for certain types of urinary urgency. At times training your bladder to a specific voiding schedule is helpful also.
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How much is too much urine for a newborn?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Equal parts: They should be putting out approximately the same amount as they are taking in. Signs of excessive urine loss are sunken eyes, dry mouth, wrinkled skin, and sunken fontenelles.
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Sometimes when I pee I shudder. Weird?

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Pathology 44 years experience
Reflex: Some folks have this reflex. It means nothing.

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