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Is having big babies the number one cause of incontinence in women?

Is having big babies the number one cause of incontinence in women?

No: Just having babies vaginally or more than 2 by c-section regardless of size is a primary source for stress incontinence. Urge incontinence is more dietary and training of th bladder. ...Read more

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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


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Are you more likely to have incontinence if you deliver a big baby?

Are you more likely to have incontinence if you deliver a big baby?

Depends: There are many factors that go into incontinence. Some people deliver small babies but because of genetic differences in their tissue they can develop incontinence. Large babies with difficult deliveries is a risk factor but does necessarily cause incontinence in all women ...Read more

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What causes stress incontinence in women ?

What causes stress incontinence in women ?

Various factors: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of incontinence of urine in a women?

What could be the causes of incontinence of urine in a women?

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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Bladder doesn't seem to hold much urine before feeling the need to go to the toilet 30 female no kids, what could cause this? No incontinence.

Bladder doesn't seem to hold much urine before feeling the need to go to the toilet 30 female no kids, what could cause this? No incontinence.

URINARY FREQUENCY: It could be many things, dietary irritants are the most common reason. There is a large list of them and they may have been in your diet for years and just now cause an issue. Constipation can also cause it. Fill out a diary of ins and outs with times for a day. This will help a physician sort out the issue faster. ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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Diabetes, had big baby vaginally, now fecal incontinence. Am I healthy enough for repair?

Diabetes, had big baby vaginally, now fecal incontinence. Am I healthy enough for repair?

Ask your doc: Only your doctor can tell you if you are healthy enough to go for repair as he/she would know your medical history best. Most likely, you will be able to as fecal incontinence is a serious symptom and one you should not have to live with. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a woman to put baby powder in her underwear for urinary incontinence?

Sure : That is not harmful. A better solution is to get your incontinence fixed. Medication can fix in some cases. Others require a very simple surgery called a urethral sling. ...Read more

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Experiencing incontinence but never had a baby. Had myomectomy recently to remove fibroids but still have issues. I do light weight lifting. Cause??

Experiencing incontinence but never had a baby. Had myomectomy recently to remove fibroids but still have issues. I do light weight lifting. Cause??

Hard to know: Incontinence can be caused by an anatomical defect (stress incontinence that occurs with coughing, sneezing) and may be treated surgically or may be a nerve issue (urge incontinence/overactive bladder) which may be treated medically. Both may respond to pelvic muscle exercises and voiding on a scheduled, say every 2 hours. See a specialist if this continues to bother you. ...Read more

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How does vaginal child birth lead to stress incontinence in women?

How does vaginal child birth lead to stress incontinence in women?

Damaged muscles: Childbirth can be traumatic to the muscles and nerves surrounding the bladder, vagina and rectum. The nerves can be damaged and small tears in the muscles can lead to prolapse and incontinence is some women. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. It is common and fixable. ...Read more

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How does vaginal child birth lead to stress incontinence in women ?

How does vaginal child birth lead to  stress incontinence in women ?

Tissue damage.: There's a complex system of supportive structures around the bladder, the rectum, the vagina, the urethra and the uterus that provide support to this area. Vaginal childbirth can damage all of these structures. This can result in stress incontinence and other pelvic floor issues like prolapse - when the bladder, the rectum, or the uterus fall down toward or through the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

No such relationship: Masturbating is not harmful and has no long term harms like you have listed. If you have problems with urine control you have to look for another cause. if it is bothersome, you should seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. recently developed urge incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?

Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. recently  developed urge  incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?

Urge incontinence: Urge to void accompanied by involuntary leakage of urine. More common in older women. It is believed to result from detrusor overactivity, leading to involuntary detrusor muscle contractions during bladder filling. This may be secondary to neurologic diseases, abnormal bladder, or idiopatic. This detrusor muscle overactivity is found in 21% of healthy, continent, community-dwelling elderly ...Read more

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Are marketers going to start pushing incontinence products on the baby boomers now? I even saw pants for men.

Are marketers going to start pushing incontinence products on the baby boomers now? I even saw pants for men.

Yes: The biggest cost in the incontinence market is paper products as you mentioned. Drugs, testing and doctor visits make up a fraction of the costs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stress incontinence from a baby?

Stress incontinence : Yes. Vaginal delivery remains the most common cause of stress incontinence. See a urologist or gynecologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Yes: They are similar. Clean the area of skin exposed to urine in the same way for both. ...Read more

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What are the causes of incontinence in teens?

What are the causes of incontinence in teens?

Caffiene and sugar: Almost all incontinence in teens will be related to urgency and irritation to the bladder by these substances. ...Read more

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How can I help an elderly loved one with incontinence?

Ask Doctor: If you can go with them to their doctors appointment it may help. Many times the patient is embarrassed to ask about it. Occasionally it's just an infection or an over active bladder that can be treated with a medication.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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