Leaking urine

I am leaking urine!  What is going on? Is this what my life is going to be like from now on?

I leak when I run, I leak when I sneeze, I leak when I laugh.  I can’t make it to the bathroom in time.  Is this a natural part of getting older?

 

I can’t get on the trampoline with the kids without leaking! 

I had to give up running!  I can’t do an aerobics classes anymore! 

How can I control my weight if I can’t exercise!?

 

If I laugh too hard I leak…don’t make me laugh! (do I have to give up laughing??!?)

These are the most common questions asked by women when incontinence starts to happen.

First of all – no, this is not a normal part of aging and no,  you don’t have to live with this forever.  In fact the chances of fixing this problem are extremely good.  Simply visiting the office of a urogynecologist gives you a greater than 90% chance of curing or dramatically improving you situation.

The first thing you can do is educate yourself.  This site will help you get a handle on your problem and start to figure out why this is happening.  The basic categories of leakage are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.  Click on those links to figure out which problem is predominant for you (you may have both problems, in which case you have mixed incontinence)