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Why Do I Pee When I Cough
Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence or unwanted leakage of urine with activity, strain, cough, etc. Is an unfortunately common problem for women as they age. More common after childbirth, it is commonly the result of decreased resistence in the urethra resulting in urine leakage when you don't want it. There are options for treatment, you should discuss this with your doctor who may refer you to urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Here are some ...: The described scenario suggests you have minimal degree of stress urinary incontinence although you might not have given childbirth. And occasionally, severe sudden increase in bladder pressure may induce urge urinary incontinence, which occurs a few seconds after coughing or sneezing and differs from stress U-incontinence which occurs right at the moment of coughing ... More? Ask Doc timely... ...Read more
Here's some...: Clinically, you may have stress urinary incontinence resulting from the pressure inside the bladder at coughs exceeding your urethra can close and resist; that's common in many women after childbirth and will worsen over time, but regular Kegel exercise may help to a degree. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Blocked nose + cough for about 4 days now. i pee when i cough too hard. is it cause of concern? should i see a doc?
Not terribly: Those symptoms are not terribly concerning. The blocked nose and cough is likely viral. If you have a fever or difficulty breathing then you should see a doctor. The urinating with coughing can happen and should resolve after the cough diminishes. Again, if you have pain with urination, fever or blood in the urine then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Many factors: This is called stress incontinence. Many factors including age and prior surgeries. Usually difficult to find one definitive solution. Obviously, treat illness that is causing chronic coughing. Reduction in weight (if overweight). Reduce consumption of caffeine or alcohol. Talk to gyn dr about pelvic floor exercises. Plan frequent toilet trips. Google "stress incontinence" for more options. ...Read more
Pelvic floor muscle: You get stress urinary incontinence, which is common in women, especially after multiple child births. First thing to do is try to urinate on regular basis and don't hold urine until the last minute. Meanwhile, practice pelvic floor muscle exercise religiously, that is, so-called kegel exercise. If these measures fail to help, see urologist or uro-gynecologist. Of course, healthy lifestyle best. ...Read more
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