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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can i avoid stress incontinence lbl on a long trip?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Stay empty: Stress incontinence usually means there is some mobility of the neck of the bladder that opens up the continence mechanism of the bladder. If the bladder is pretty empty, it is much more difficult to leak so keep the bladder empty. That will help for the short term. For long term, kegel exercises really help with stress incontinence also.
Dr. Mary Denman
Gynecology 25 years experience
Kegels: You can decrease your incontinence with regular kegel (pelvic muscle) exercises as well as making sure you regularly empty your bladder. If it is severe, talk to your doctor about a pessary or surgery for treatment of incontinence.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: Stress incontinence:leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Avoiding fluids can worsen urge incontinence by making urine more concentrated and irritating bladder. Try product Prelief, which is a bladder antacid. Stress incontinence can be controlled with a tampon but change frequently 2nd risk of infection Resources www.voicesforpfd.org

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