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Is Having Big Babies The Number One Cause Of Incontinence In Women
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Associated: They occur commonly together, but not always. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have urinary incontinence and my underwear is always wet, I use baby powder as a panty liner. Does baby powder cause uterine or ovarian cancer?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are marketers going to start pushing incontinence products on the baby boomers now? I even saw pants for men.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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