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Is it possible to develop stress incontinence from an appendectomy?

Is it possible to develop stress incontinence from an appendectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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My mom gets stress incontinence, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets stress incontinence, so am I likely to get it later?

Good chance: The number one predictor of stress incontinence (sui) appears to be mom, grandma or sister with the condition. Action you can take to decrease your chances: pelvic muscle exercise, maintain normal weight, and avoid chronic straining, as in constipation. ...Read more

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I need help with my pelvic floor (stress incontinence). What do I do?

I need help with my pelvic floor (stress incontinence). What do I do?

Consult doctor: Consult a urologist or urogynecologist for treatment options Also check out www.voicesforpfd.org. ...Read more

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I think I have stress incontinence and i'm finding kegel exercise hard. Is my other option to drink less and go more?

Dehydration not good: Dehydration and enforced frequency are not good answers see a physician who can evaluate your problem and offer other treatments. ...Read more

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My female urologist recommended a surgical sling for my stress incontinence. She told me the pros. What are the cons?

My female urologist recommended a surgical sling for my stress incontinence.  She told me the pros. What are the cons?

Varies: Your symptoms could get worse. The sling could erode into your bladder, vagina, or bowel. You could develop an infection and require additional surgery. However, few people have those complications - most patient have dramatic improvement in their symptoms after the surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i dashed off to the bathrooms my bladder just stopped holding as soon as i so now i'm scared. Do I have stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence: Not necessarily. Stress incontinence means that you unintentionally lose urine with certain movements/ activities (running, jumping rope, coughing, sneezing, etc). See your doctor if this symptom is not resolving. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence caused by?

What is stress incontinence caused by?

Weak pelvic floor: Muscular support allowing stress urinary incontinence causes wetting with coughing, sneezing etc), which can increase after childbirth or after menopause when ovaries stop producing estrogen and bladder neck and urethral lining thins out. Cystocele where bladder tends to prolapse into vagina. Uterine prolapse. Fistula between bladder and vagina. Many women are incontinent with urinary infections. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stress incontinence?

Leak with event: Stress incontinence usually has an immediate identifiable cause such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, hopping, or jumping. Leaking events are related to specific activities. Stress incontinence is usually not related to strong urges to empty your bladder. To be certain, see a specialist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for stress incontinence?

Kegels: Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence. If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Yes: Avoiding stimulants and diuretics such as caffeinated products. Timing your voids to regularly go to the bathroom every 2-3 hours. Performing kegel exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help reduce the gap in the musculature that can lead to bladder prolapse (falling down) that can lead to leaking urine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stress incontinence?

It can be defined as: Stress urinary incontinence can be defined as a urine-leaking anatomical disorder of patient's inability to coherently generate sufficient closing pressure / resistance in the sphincter segment of urethra to overcome a sudden increase of pressure inside abdomen/bladder from cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, other vigorous physical activities, etc. The cause of this weakness may include aging, surgery. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc go to augs.Org to find a doc you need someone whose done at least 60 of them i've done over 500 and some docs thousands 1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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Do i need a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No,...: Remember: every life event always displays itself at a certain point of its pattern of full spectrum, from very mild elusive to very severe obvious state. How does a doc handle it? It's to work together with patients so to apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, common sense, ; wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable person. So, pelvic floor prolapse... ...Read more

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Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No: Stress incontinence and prolapse often go together but they can be independent conditions. Stress incontinence occurs because of weakness to the tissue that holds up the urethra where prolapse occurs because of weakness to tissue/ligaments/fascia that hold up either bladder, vagina, uterus or rectum. Good resource for further info: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What are some good stress incontinence devices?

What are some good stress incontinence devices?

Few exist: I will assume that you are referring to nonsurgical devices for women. 1) pessaries can be worn vaginally and put pressure on the bladder opening (urethra) from underneath & help block urine loss. 2) urethral "plugs" exist which are small devices inserted into urethral opening & are removed for urination. 3) soft caps that "suction" on over the urethral opening and are removed to urinate. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Stress incontinence?

Hereinbelow...: The effectiveness of any care can not be permanent because the undesirable aging effects can be stopped. Keeping this in mind, the care for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may range from behavioral modification with timed voiding and moderate drinking, pelvic floor muscle self-exercise or machine-aided exercise, bulking agent injection, bladder / urethral fix or lift, diaper use, etc. More? Ask. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Might get wet, pads: Depends on how bad your symptoms are, and how full your bladder is. Empty your bladder before running or zumba, practice your kegel exercises. See your gyn or urologist (or gynourologist or urogynecologist) if ongoing or bothersome. Can always try panty liners or pads for protection. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more