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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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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