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what could cause me to leak urine?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Seek evaluation.: There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui). Overactive bladder or a weak sphincter are causes. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui you are experiencing. Some types of leakage are treated with pelvic exercise, some with medication, and others with procedures, even surgery. A gynecologist or urologist will have expertise and can help.
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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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

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What exactly can cause a 21 year old to leak urine?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have found that often i leak urine, especially when i laugh etc. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress incontinence: If you leak most often with activities like coughing, laughing or sneezing then you probably have stress incontinence. This is caused by weakness or mobility in the urethra usually as a result of childbirth. 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.

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