When I laugh I totally empty bladder

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I was with a close friend who made me laugh a lot, great fun, however I completely and utterly lost control and fully wet myself. It happened immediately I laughed an I was totally unable to stop the flow. I did this in public places and was totally mortified. It happened around 6 times last week when we were on holiday together. 

I had a little bit of stress incontinence before that, when playing sports e.g. Tennis and had to wear a pad. But this latest events are a whole new level. I have the kegel8 exerciser thing for pelvic floor exercises and hope it will work.  Has anyone experienced this amount of total bladder emptying while laughing?! 

Thanks x

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    Hi,

      I've never had the situation where my bladder completely emptied but I did have severe stress incontinence for years before finally having a colposuspension which sorted it all out.

      The Kegel 8 never worked for me - I used it daily for 18 months without success.  Hopefully it will be more beneficial for you.  If not, I suggest you ask to be referred to a urologist as this condition really impacts on your life.

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    Hi there,

    Forgive me for replying to you. 

    Although I am a mere man, I have had - and still do have - mild urinary and fecal incontinence due to various medical issues. I really wanted to say how much I feel for you. It's a truly horrid condition to have to live and deal with, and when it does hit you, it becomes life-changing for all the wrong reasons.

    I truly do wish you well, and hope that you can get a treatment that will enable you to regain your confidence and retake control of your life.

    With thoughts and all good wishes,

    Peter  

     

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    Hi 

    I have  had problems where if I really laugh I leak quite a lot but don't think I've totally emptied my bladder, although I have when I have a severe cough. I am using the 'Innovo' device at the moment I've just completed week 5, not noticed a great deal of improvement up to now but 7 weeks to go as they advice to use it for 12 weeks minimum. I will keep you posted. If it doesn't help I am considering surgery, thanks to Mary90 

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    Time to see a urogynaecologist to have a chat.  Dont let this go on for years as so many women do,until you are having to wear super thick pads. 

    Especially ask for a urogynaecologist and not a gynaecologist or a urologist. A Urogynae specialises in these problems and will assess how your uterus,vagina and lower bowel may also be contributing to this problem. There are several options,which you dont have to undertake straightaway, if at all,but it may be helpful for you to understand what is happening.

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