Teen Stress incontinence

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My daughter is 19 and seemed to have suffered from several urine type/kidney infections for several years. Only very recently she has confided that she has been leaking not so much from coughing, but sneezing, She also can't hold urine when she needs...she has to go there and then, and often its not that much. Our GP didn't take her seriousy at first dismissing her as \"being too young\". After further time, and appts she was referred to a totally unsympathetic consultant, who said other than phsyio there is nothing that can be done. As the patient above, he asked her to cough over a sheet of paper and nothing leaked. he didn't listen when she tried to explain that it wasn't coughing that caused leaks. He then said the only option was surgery where some kind of mesh was fitted; but said \"because of her age it wasn't an option as she may want children in the future\" (She wan;t asked anyway). She is due to go travelling/studying abroad, and so far the physio appt hasn't materialised. Does anyone know of anything else or any suggestions. It is beginning to ruin and run her life. My heart breaks for her. Tena lady helps odour and ruining underwear, but she isn't even 20!!

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    Hi S's mum

    I'm also 19 and have today been to the doctors about my stress incontinence.

    Mine started with sneezing and has recently developed to coughing, so the opposite of your daughter.

    I have been referred for a GP appointment on Monday, and they said I will most likely be referred to a specialist. The doctor asked me if I had had children, which I have not, and I have not previously had any urinary infections, so she said it was not normal for a 19 year old to have it.

    I have just noticed that your post is a few years old, if you are comfortable with it, could you please tell me what treatment your daughter decided on in the end? I know about surgical options and am a bit unsure, and if I found someone who had had surgery and had good results I'm sure it would reassure me.

    Best wishes for your daughter,

    K.

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    I am 29 and have had incontinence every since I can remember. It wasn't until I was at secondary school that I realized that it wasn't normal to leak. I have tried everything and went to the docs a few days ago ( finally) about it. He has put me on some tablets but reckons I will need surgery as I have had ti for so long and from such a young age etc. My confidence is just non existent at the moment so if surgery is the only way then I will do it. Thing I find the most of a struggle is finding people to talk about it with. None of my friends know at all, not even my closest ones and I am always paranoid about smelling at all. Will let you know how I get on if I go for surgery ( as I have onyl been on these tbalets a day and the dry mouth is driving me crazy I think there is a 90% chance of me needing it)
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    Im 16, and I've had it since I was at least 8, pretty sure it started through gymnastics and the coaches not getting us to stretch properly before doing the splits (and thus ruining my pelvic floor muscles). Could you please let me know what you end up doing, surgery wise or not? I havent even told my mum yet, and it's ruling my life
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      I was so relieved almost to read your post and the comment about gymnastics causing your incontinence. My 12 year old has started to wet herself frequently and has also recently started trying to do the splits and generally throwing herself around. Did you get a solution to your problem? I am on the verge of taking her to the docs but if you found another solution I would be grateful to hear it.
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      Hi Liz,

      Unfortunately, I had to quit gymnastics after 10 years due to the incontinence. However since then, I've found that doing pelvic floor excersises with yoga and taking my stretching/warm up time beforehand to an hour really does help. Hope that helps, but I would suggest seeing a doctor if she wants to continue gymnastics.

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      Thank you so much for coming back to me .. maybe yoga is something we could do together. I've already banned the splits for now but fear the damage may already have been done! Good luck to you for the future.
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      Hi 

      I know it has been over a year have you found a solution for your promlem I am having the same leakage its so annoying and tryed exercise but it is quite hard I'm 17 and I find it hard to control 

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      my 14 yr old daughter has just started having this problem. She always had a bit of a weak bladder but now it happens and she is not aware of it. I am beside myself because she is starting high school and just joined cross country track when this started happenning. She is very depressed. I notice your post is a yr old. What have you done and has it been successful?
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    I've just been given pelvic floor exercises to do. I'll be honest it feels like they are improving muscle strength but no sign of fixing the leaking problem. I have been told to go back in 3 months which isn't great.

    bebe1, telling your mum is a good thing to do. I told my mum, and she is helpful, after all, all mums have had children so their muscles are weaker so many have stress incontinence themselves. Have a look for pelvic floor exercises and see if they help at all and if not go to the doctor about it. I'm sure we would all be so happy with a solution!

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      well i am 19, a male and my doctor said i should do pelvic floor exercises but i noticed it didn't work for you, my doctor told me that i should wear depends to control my leakage

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    I Am fourteen And I have been dealing with This problem my whole life, throughout my childhood i went through various tests but no surgeries, my doctor and pediatrician are unhelpful as they dissmis it as ''Laziness' because i am 'too young to have any ACTUAL problems''

    in the long term without pads or such I have developed a rash, with difficulty 'getting there on time' or 'holding it in' Ive been put On a drinking schedule , any liquid intake and amount of urine are tracked down to find out when to 'go' So that accidents dont occur. Leakage is always a problem, i'd like to know more of your story on the subject so I can know where to go from here smile

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    Hi All,

    I am 61 and live in the U.S. I too must deal with this issue. But I have found a non-invasive way to deal with it using acupressure. A friend went to her Doctor friend on my behalf and he identified 4 acupressure points that stops the leakage and gives the control needed to get to a bathroom without having to wear pads or any other disposable. The solution worked within 24 hours. Now I repeat it periodically so the issue does not return. I am more than willing to share my solution with you.

    I know you guys are teens but this is really worth it.

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      Hi There,

      My 13 year old daughter has been facing this leakage problem when she sneezes, coughs, while sleeping, at school, when she feels cold etc actually all thru out the day since the past 6 months. She visits the toilet and after a few minutes, she wants to go again. She has been using pads since the past few months becos she doesnt want to leak especially at school, in public etc. but sheis fed up of using pads. Her private parts have started to itch. Pls tell me the 4 acupressure points that can help her. Thank you in advance.

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      Hi I have stress incontinence and am currently trying a device called Innovo to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. I would love to know the pressure points if you wouldn't mind sharing the info. X

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      I'm 17 and I've been experiencing leakage for some time now, it's really bothering me and I don't know what to do. If you could please share the solution with me i'd be very grateful! 

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      Hey, I'm 18 and I also have similar problems that are interfering with my day to day life as well as my intimate time with my boyfriend. I'm losing hope at finding an answer. I would love to hear about them points if that's okay? They are my last hope

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