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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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What is the definition or description of: Stress bladder Incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: Stress bladder Incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress bladder incontinence may be used by some laypersons for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which denotes unwanted leak of urine right at the moment of sudden increase inside urinary bladder usually from some physical activities like sneezing, laughing, weight lifting, etc., resulting from pelvic floor muscle weakness which is usually attributed to childbirth, aging, etc. More? Ask... ...Read more

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Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Yes: As long as it was just a mesh sling, and not mesh for lifting up the whole bladder, the fda has stated there are no problems with the small amount of mesh used just for incontinence. ...Read more

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Is holding the urine as long as possible a way to train the bladder if stress incontinence?

Is holding the urine as long as possible a way to train the bladder if stress incontinence?

No way: Don't do it. Kegel exercises, or squeezing a ball between your knees can often help to overcome stress urinary incontinence. Holding urine as long as possible will probably make you wet more and make you more prone to getting a uti. ...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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What other options would I have for stress incontinence since the bladder sling didn't work for me? It actually made it worse

Urogynecologist: Generally sling procedures are very effective in treating stress incontinence. Assuming simple measures such as Kegal excercises haven't been effective, you should seek evaluation by a certified Urogynecologist and have a complete work up including a urodynamic study. ...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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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence. I am now having pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence. I am now having pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

Post op problems: Post operative problems are wide ranging. Okay to talk to your surgery team and ask this question. It is possible they are connected. Be well. ...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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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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What do you recommend for stress incontinence?

Kegels: Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence. If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Yes: Avoiding stimulants and diuretics such as caffeinated products. Timing your voids to regularly go to the bathroom every 2-3 hours. Performing kegel exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help reduce the gap in the musculature that can lead to bladder prolapse (falling down) that can lead to leaking urine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stress incontinence?

It can be defined as: Stress urinary incontinence can be defined as a urine-leaking anatomical disorder of patient's inability to coherently generate sufficient closing pressure / resistance in the sphincter segment of urethra to overcome a sudden increase of pressure inside abdomen/bladder from cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, other vigorous physical activities, etc. The cause of this weakness may include aging, surgery. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Tthere are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Treatment options can be pelvic PT, topical estrogen, pessary, plugs, radiofrequency, bulking, slings Resources: www. Voicesforpfd. Www. Ics. Org ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc
go to augs. Org to find a doc
you need someone whose done at least 60 of them
i've done over 500 and some docs thousands

1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them
they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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Do I need a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No, ...: Remember: every life event always displays itself at a certain point of its pattern of full spectrum, from very mild elusive to very severe obvious state. How does a doc handle it? It's to work together with patients so to apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, common sense, ; wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable person. So, pelvic floor prolapse... ...Read more

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Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No: Stress incontinence and prolapse often go together but they can be independent conditions. Stress incontinence occurs because of weakness to the tissue that holds up the urethra where prolapse occurs because of weakness to tissue/ligaments/fascia that hold up either bladder, vagina, uterus or rectum.
Good resource for further info: www. Voicesforpfd. Org ...Read more

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What are some good stress incontinence devices?

What are some good stress incontinence devices?

Few exist: I will assume that you are referring to nonsurgical devices for women.
1) pessaries can be worn vaginally and put pressure on the bladder opening (urethra) from underneath & help block urine loss. 2) urethral "plugs" exist which are small devices inserted into urethral opening & are removed for urination. 3) soft caps that "suction" on over the urethral opening and are removed to urinate. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running.?

Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running.?

Might get wet, pads: Depends on how bad your symptoms are, and how full your bladder is. Empty your bladder before running or zumba, practice your kegel exercises. See your gyn or urologist (or gynourologist or urogynecologist) if ongoing or bothersome. Can always try panty liners or pads for protection. ...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

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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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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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Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Strong pelvic muscle: Is helpful. Agree with dr. G. Also consider using a pessary. This is a small ring or cup-like device that you put inside your vagina. It's extra support help prevent your pee from leaking out when you cough or sneeze or step down. ...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

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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