Do I have stress incontinence if I can hold a liter but leak when sneeze or cough?

Weak vs overflow. Usually, a little leak after a cough/sneeze/bearing down is a result of stress incontinence- a weakness in the valve system that helps keep urine in. But, if you're keeping large volumes in and not going to the toilet when your body tells you to, it can also be simple overflow. Don't hold your urine in; you can ruin the feedback system of nerves in your bladder. Pee when your body tell you to!
Yes, you do! By definition, stress urinary incontinence refers to a condition where one leaks urine involuntarily with increase in abdominal pressure such as coughing, laughing, exercising, etc. It is a very common problem in women. However, it can be easily managed in most women. Your situation may be little complicated becasue your bladder holds more than 3 times the average. You should be evaluated.

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What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

Kegel exercises. Try kegel exercises. Omt may be helpful if you have a musculoskeletal imbalance in your pelvis, it can affect your peovic floor. Read more...
Tampon. Can use the largest size tolerated while doing the vigorous activity, it can help for mild incontinence, if worsens will need surgery. Read more...
Many choices. Kegels (best is course of pelvic floor physical therapy), vaginal pessary (placed by gyne or urogyn), periurethral injection (office procedure for severe form of stress incontinence), or surgery. Minimally invasive sling, under local anesth, can be performed on women of all ages w/low risk. Incontinence does not need to be severe to deserve treatment. Read more...
Slings are main. They are the gold standard therapy. The more common the leakage the more likely she should get treated. Read more...
Stress incontinence. Treatment of sui is only indicated when the patient feels something must be done. I find that kegel exercises only help the mildest of leakage. Many older women who don't want incisional surgery, opt for peri-urethral bulking agents. Unlike slings, this actually can be done as an office procedure under local anesthetic. Read more...
Several treatments. SUI is the involuntary loss of urine that is socially unacceptable to the patient. So if you have to wear pads, carry a change of cloth, not able to exercise because of the incontinence you should have proper evaluation. Treatment could be conservative ie pessary, physical therapy, to surgical. The surgical treatment will depend on the physical findings, ie- sling, anterior repair, bulking agents. Read more...

2 days post op from anterior repair of vagina. Now feel like leaking urine a bit. Never had stress incontinence before. Is this normal? Will it go?

SEE RMARK. You are in the immediate post surgery period.the area needs time to heal.The site of incision,the sewing,the time for the stitches to dissolve may take at least couple of weeks. Have patience young lady.I send you best regards and speedy recovery. Read more...