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after having a baby i can't stop leaking urine, what is going on?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Post partum urine: Ask your OB to teach you exercises to tone up the muscles at the base of your bladder.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Treatable condition: 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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