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I'm over 50 and have suffered urge incontinence off and on since I was 20. I've visited too many doctors and nothing physically is apparent. The only thing I can think of is I've suffered ingrown pubic hairs since puberty. One situation caused a very serious infection in the groin area, which I self-treated with antibiotics (no health insurance at the time).
It's not chronic, but usually triggered by stress. I use diapers when I know I'm about to have an episode. However, my incontinence is more frequent and diapers can't absorb the volume causing some serious embarrasing situations. For the last year, I've been using an external catheter. A great alternative and I wish I had experimented using a cath as an alternative.
There are certain situations when a diaper is preferrable. Problem is I've not found a diaper which has adequete absorbancy and one I can wear without feeling self-consciounce.
I don't have any one to talk with about this problem except the doctors which haven't been much help.
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