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Bladder Control Problems

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Comment from: Saskia maria, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I have recently undergone a TVT (tension-free vaginal tape) operation and suddenly found my symptoms worse. Earlier I was able to control my bladder, I could always get to the toilet on time, it was just if I sneezed very hard that I had problems, or I would be leaking a small amount after using the toilet. I would also get up in the night twice to use the toilet, and sometimes my flow would be weak, but now after this operation I am unable to make it to the toilet; this is making me very depressed.

Comment from: Abdul, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 18

I have suffering some urinal problems when I go to the bathroom. It takes me a while to produce urine. I awake to urinate at night once, usually. My prostate, but I have an under active bladder. I have taken Tamsulosin for two years, but I am not cured.

Comment from: Gel P., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

My bladder is not emptying properly. The steady stream is gone and all I get is dribbling and streams gone askew. I relax and just let it come out, but to no avail. Plus, two minutes later if I sneeze I will wet myself and find there is more urine left to go to the toilet again. I am doing my Kegels when I remember them and I am buying the weights online to help. I hope that will help me to remember to do them more often.

Comment from: 25-34 Female Published: October 04

I try to drink less water now. Although, whenever I see running water or specially put the key inside the keyhole the urge to urinate is so strong most of the time I wet my pants. It's absolutely embarrassing.

Comment from: eddy, 55-64 Male Published: May 24

By not getting to toilet in time, I dribble as I am walking to toilet. As soon as I get the urge to go, I cannot hold it, and I start to dribble when the urge to go is gone. After the dribble, the urge to go is gone for awhile. At night when I get the urge to go to toilet I dribble getting to toilet.

Comment from: SKEETERA, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I am a dribbler. I go to the bathroom and everything is fine. However, later on when I feel the urge to go again, I notice that urine has dribbled. This has gone on for years and most doctors I've been to have suggested doing Kegels to strengthen the muscles. One doctor even had me work with a nurse (she had a medical tool that goes into the vagina and I had to tighten my muscle as tight as I could around the probe...tighten (hold as long as you can) and release. Then they gave me one to use for a month at home. It was great because I could watch how hard I was tightening my muscle by reading the number it reached. That motivated me. That did help. Unfortunately, when I had to give that back everything slowly went back to the old way again. I am almost 53 now.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology

REFERENCE:

"Evaluation of women with urinary incontinence"
UpToDate.com "Treatment of urinary incontinence in women"
UpToDate.com "Urinary incontinence in men"
UpToDate.com

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