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What can I do if I am experiencing urine leakage?

What can I do if I am experiencing urine leakage?

Determine Why: If you don't want to leak urine you got to figure out why you leak. Leaking is a symptom but the problem can be a anatomy problem, a nerve problem, a muscle problem, a dietary problem or a medication problem. Once you know the cause then you can worl on correcting the problem. Often times a urologist or urogynecologist helps with this issue but some gynecologists or primary care docs can help. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What should I do if I'm experiencing urine leakage?

What should I do if I'm experiencing urine leakage?

Be evaluated: Consider being evaluated by a urogynecologist or urologist. Urinary incontinence can be successfully treated in most cases. ...Read more

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If I am experiencing urine leakage sometimes, should I tell my doc?

If I am experiencing urine leakage sometimes, should I tell my doc?

Yes,: Urine leakge, though common after childbirth and more common in women than in men may be a symptom of a UTI or other bladder problems. It is frequently under-reported and your doctor should know about it and counsel you regarding its significance in regards to quality of life impact of this conditon. ...Read more

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I have undergone posterior repair 4 weeks ago, still under healing process, but I am still experiencing urine leakage. Is this normal?

No: Posterior repair (rectocele repair) is not related to stress urinary incontinence, which may be a problem with anterior vaginal prolapse (cystocele).
Bladder functional evaluation called urodynamics and cystoscopy may be needed after you are fully healed from posterior repair. ...Read more

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I had post-sex urine leakage what could it be?

I had post-sex urine leakage what could it be?

Bladder irritability: If you are a woman.........With advancing age and decreasing vaginal estogen, the bladder becomes less tolerant of stimulation. Whether it is tomatoes, carbonated drinks, caffeine, or intercourse, the stimulation is not tolerated by the bladder muscle as well so the bladder muscle responds by contracting. Infections can cause this also. Medications and good kegel exercises can help with this. ...Read more

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Post sex urine leakage in a woman? How abnormal is it?

Post sex urine leakage in a woman? How abnormal is it?

Can occur: This can occur but is not from having sex but is a manifestation of another problem such as stress urinary leakage, previous back or pelvic surgery, or spinal diease. If the leakage is new or persistent, a urological evaluation is needed to identify the cause and to prevent further bladder damage, if present. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent urine leakage?

What can cause frequent urine leakage?

4 major causes: The 4 most common causes for urine leakage or incontinence are 1. Infection in the urine. 2. Nerve dysfunction of the bladder or urethra, 3. Pelvic organ prolapse and bladder neck movement, 4. Medications. ...Read more

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Could urine leakage be a result of smoking?

Could urine leakage be a result of smoking?

Somewhat: Tobacco weakens collagen which is responsible for support tissues breaking down. This can weaken the bladder as well as increase wrinkles and varicose veins. ...Read more

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How do you treat urine leakage so it doesn't stain your underwear?

Here are some...: Staining underwear from urine leakage is expected as long as incontinence is present, but can be assuaged with frequent underwear change with incontinence pad + timed voiding + physical modification. How to eliminate incontinence? Evaluation to defined type and degree of leakage is needed and Rx to help urinary incontinence can be done with judicious use of drugs or surgery. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

It can be,: If prostate cancer is causing obstruction, it can cause overflow incontinence. It could also damage nerves, which can lead to loss of sphincter control. Consult with a urologist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Urine leakage on vivelle (estradiol) dot?

Urine leakage on vivelle (estradiol) dot?

Not related: Infact ocp/hrt should help the urinary elak. Look for other cuses. ...Read more

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Sometimes I can t control the urine leakage and I pee in the pants. Is it normal?

Sometimes I can t control the urine leakage and I pee in the pants. Is it normal?

Urine leakage: No, this is not normal. I need further medical history to comment on this condition. You have urinary incontinence and need to see a doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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Urine leakage through penis sometimes. Is it strange?

Urine leakage through penis sometimes. Is it strange?

No: Incontinence in men can occur for a variety of reasons and should be checked by urologist. ...Read more

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47 yr old female, having urine leakage daily not even realizing it. Had a urinary mesh 3 years ago? Also had cervical fusion 5-7

47 yr old female, having urine leakage daily not even realizing it. Had a urinary mesh 3 years ago? Also had cervical fusion 5-7

Incontinence: The urine leakage (incontinence) is unrelated to the neck fusion. If there are new arthritic changes in the neck above or below the fusion that lead to spinal cord compression, urinary retention is possible not incontinence. See the surgeon who installed the mesh to evaluate the urine leakage. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy overies left intact years later bleeding and fowl smelling with urine leakage. Is this normal.?

Had a hysterectomy overies left intact years later bleeding and fowl smelling with urine leakage. Is this normal.?

Not normal: If you are having vaginal bleeding and also leaking urine through vagina and the bleeding is foul smelling something is not correct. Either some communication between the pelvic organ -urinary bladder and the vaginal vault happened, we call it as vesicovaginal fistuala or the intact ovary/ovaries getting infected/possible malignancy development and breaking open into bladder is poss. See gyn dr. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year circumcised boy. I masterbate twice a week. I want to know how to stop urine leakage. I need some good advice and a good diet.

I am a 16 year circumcised boy. I masterbate twice a week. I want to know how to stop urine leakage. I need some good advice and a good diet.

Need details: Dear young man, you mentioned two things, masturbation is not a problem and not related to urinary leakage, if the urine comes out before you reach the bath room, or bed wetting at night or even leakage of urine during orgasm- all these conditions point out to over active bladder. You can see your urologist and undergo simple urodynamics tests to clinch the diagnosis. Many drugs available for it. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden urine leakage without exertion? I just vomited and was resting when I time trickled down my leg to my surprise and horror!

What can cause sudden urine leakage without exertion? I just vomited and was resting when I time trickled down my leg to my surprise and horror!

See below: Urinary incontinence is generally the result of either bladder (urge or overflow incontinence) or urethral dysfunction (stress incontinence). Many women have mixed incontinence: stress (associated with any increase in intrabdominal pressure: cough, lift, strain, vomit) and urge incontinence. Non-urge, non-stress incontinence as you described is usually due to a spontaneous bladder contraction. ...Read more

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Should bits of urine leak out while doing kegal exercises? I'm trying kegels due to urine leakage all the time even when laying down urine leaks out

Should bits of urine leak out while doing kegal exercises? I'm trying kegels due to urine leakage all the time even when laying down urine leaks out

Kegel: Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles involved in urination are used to treat both stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Since you are contracting the pelvic muscles urine might be leaking out if your bladder is full. I would try emptying your bladder completely prior to the exercises. If this does not work visit with your doctor about other recommendations. ...Read more

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I had bladder issues but I have just recently found out I was expecting. I have strong urges to urinate w/ urine leakage causing extreme pain help?

I had bladder issues but I have just recently found out I was expecting. I have strong urges to urinate w/ urine leakage causing extreme pain help?

Go to the Doctor: This situation is pretty cut and dried and there is little we can do here. I am not sure what 'help' means here. You need to get to the clinic and to be tested for a uti. We cannot provide that testing or treatment here on health tap. ...Read more

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Can urine leakage into your vagina happen to any female? Can it make your vagina feel uncomfortable if you got urine inside of it? How does it feel

Can urine leakage into your vagina happen to any female? Can it make your vagina feel uncomfortable if you got urine inside of it? How does it feel

Gravity: Under ordinary circumstances gravity will prevent urine from entering the vagina. Unless there is an abnormal connection between the urinary tract and vagina or urine is actively placed there, urine will not enter the vagina ...Read more

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I am having pus cells 25 leu/ul and epithelial cells 1-2 HPF my doctor has advised me to take Solicept 5mg. I am experiencing mild leakage of urine.

UTI?: Solicept (solifenacin) is a drug for overactive bladder, a common explanation for urine leakage in women. However, elevated white blood cells (pus cells, leukocytes) in urine suggests urinary tract infection. Probably your doctor has checked you for UTI, but check back wtih her if any uncertainty about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small amounts of urine leakage constantly in day not just when coughing and sneezing. Happens more the more fluids I drink also go to the toilet alot?

Small amounts of urine leakage constantly in day not just when coughing and sneezing. Happens more the more fluids I drink also go to the toilet alot?

Watch... but see...: Did you have natural baby delivery? Drinking more than what body need naturally makes healthy kidneys excrete more urine leading to more voiding so to avoid water intoxication. Urine leak at coughing is termed as stress urinary incontinence, which is uncommon in a young healthy female with no prior childbirth. So, see doctor to clarify if you have stress, urge, or mixed u incontinence.

Best wish. ...Read more

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My urethral swab test report include : vancomycin : sensitive. What does it means? I have frequent urination and urine leakage. What are medicines?

My urethral swab test report include : vancomycin : sensitive. What does it means? I have frequent urination and urine leakage. What are medicines?

Test results: Your test result show that you have a bacterial infection that is sensitive to vancomycin, which is an antibiotic. Your symptoms of frequent urination suggest that you have a urinary tract infection. You should ask the physician (p) who ordered the swab for more information, as the p knows your case best. ...Read more

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I have light yellow stains in my underwear mostly after I urinate. My urine tests areally normal. Could it be a disease or its just urine leakage?

We all leak a bit: There's even a jingle -- "No matter how you shake and dance, the last few drops go in your pants." It's okay. There is also a bit of yellow in the lipid produced by the sebaceous glands that you now have in your groin. You're fine. Enjoy you new adult body with the accompanying new joys and responsibilities. ...Read more

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28 m unmarried, I feel urine flowing out my penis, shaky legs while standing, I press penis for stopping urine leakage, its too embarrassing.

28 m unmarried, I feel urine flowing out my penis, shaky legs while standing, I press penis for stopping urine leakage, its too embarrassing.

Need studies: You need to be evaluated by a urologist, may need urodynamic studies to find what is causing your problem. Speak to your doctor to refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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