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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

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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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 dashed off to the bathrooms my bladder just stopped holding. Do I have stress incontinence?

I dashed off to the bathrooms my bladder just stopped holding. Do I have stress incontinence?

Urge: Incontinence most likely. Stress incontinence is the cough, sneeze, laugh, activity induced urine leakage. ...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?

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.

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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 heard some drugs help you with stress incontinence. Will my doctor prescribe them offlabel?

Urge incontinence: Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms. Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence.
Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist
Resources: www. Voicespfd. Org ...Read more

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Is part of having kids stress incontinence?

Is part of having kids stress incontinence?

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. It can occur from damage to ligaments with pregnancy and childbirth but other patient's can get it from straining or heavy lifting. Does not happen to everyone. Www. Voicesforpfd. Org ...Read more

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Best pad or product for stress incontinence?

Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of involuntary urine leakage. In general, poise tend to be used by patients with sui (stress urinary incontinence) and depends by those with ui (urge incontinence). ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do for stress incontinence?

Varies: See your doctor. Depending on the severity he may recommend kaegel exercises, a pessary, surgery, or in-tone. There are some medicines that may also help. ...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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Need help with stress incontinence. What do I do first?

Kegel exercises: I would try kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles that control your urinary control. Also avoide caffeine (makes you pee)
you can also try scheduled bathroom trips to keep the bladder as empty as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

A sling is the best: Out there. You can try kegel exercises, but eventually they will not work for you - usually. Weight loss can help too. ...Read more

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50 years old with stress incontinence from c hyst?

Probalby not: More likely just age and pregnancies than the c-hyst. ...Read more

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How do I control smell from the stress incontinence questions?

Get it fixed: Or where perfume, don't spray it down there though. ...Read more

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How often should we urinate if stress incontinence?

How often should we urinate if stress incontinence?

Timed voiding: Changes in behavior can sometimes improve urinary incontinence. By voiding at "scheduled" times throughout the day, some individuals with incontinence may see an improvement. Typically, you should void 5-7 times per day (or every 2-3 hours). The idea is if the bladder remains empty then the chance of having incontinence is much less. ...Read more

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What to do about pelvic floor help please (stress incontinence)?

What to do about pelvic floor help please (stress incontinence)?

Many options: Their are many options for stress incontinence including kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy, bulking agents and slings to name a few. Some treatments can also be performed at home using InTone or a similar device. To determine what is best for you then see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...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

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


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