10-22-2010, 10:25 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
sorry you are having this problem. i feel so incredibly lucky that after 6 kids i don't have this problem.
Kegel exercises will help with moderate incontinence about 60% of the time; about 90% of mild cases are improved through simple Kegel exercises alone. it sounds like you have a weak pelvic floor (from pregnancy and birth). doing regular Kegel exercises should help you a lot; it will take some time, but they do work.
if you are constantly leaking urine or you feel the urge to use the bathroom way more frequently, your bladder may have prolapsed (cystocele)...it's pretty unlikely though. the non-surgical procedure for a prolapse is a pessary; it's a stint to put the bladder back in place. the bladder can also be surgically put back in place, but they don't do that unless the bladder has completely prolapsed and is visible from the outside.
do those Kegels first and see if you notice improvement. you can do them a lot and no one knows.