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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is stress incontinence? what are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 23 years experience
Stress incont: This is leaking with stress maneuvers like coughing or sneezing, laughing, straining. It can be improved with behavior modification, medications and surgery. It is very common among women.
Dr. Abraham Morse
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Stress Incontinence: (sui) is caused by weakness in the support and function of the urethra - which normally acts as a valve to hold urine in the bladder until you want to pee. There are safe and effective treatments for most people with sui. Pelvic floor physical therapy and urethral sling surgery are the mainstays. Consult with a urologist or urogynecologist.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Tthere are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Treatment options can be pelvic PT, topical estrogen, pessary, plugs, radiofrequency, bulking, slings Resources: www.voicesforpfd.www.ics.org

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get stress incontinence from a baby?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, from childbirth: As a result of a vaginal delivery which over-stretches the pelvic floor muscles.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get stress incontinence after an appendectomy?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: I can't think of a mechanism that would cause stress incontinence from an appendectomy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to develop stress incontinence from an appendectomy?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Doubt: An uneventful appedectomy should not have any effect on the urinary systems. On the contrary obstetric trauma e.g. Childbirth could cause stress incontinence among other reasons. Also, you should wonder about the effect of a new medicine if you started one recently.

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