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From: ninifav
Date: 06-29-2006, 09:05 PM (1 of 17)
Let me start by saying that this month is the last of the 50s birthdays and that I have had five pregnancies...A few years back, I gave up and started to wear mini-pads for the very full bladder...And the Lord protect me from having to run after the little ones...or coughing...and Yikes!!! an unexpected sneeze...some older friends explained that I had joined the "Leaky Ladies League."

But now, I am getting over a summer cold...not bad but a lot of coughing...a nurse friend of mine said that there is a new "minor" surgical procedure that seems to be having good results...I SOOOO don't want to take meds...Guess I should try the koegle exercises (oh, goodie, supposed to great for the sex life...yawn.)

DH(63 yo) and I look great on the outside...but he dribbles and I drip...hehehe

Bet that was more info than anybody wanted to know!!! Hey, it keeps me humble...
User: ninifav
Member since: 09-06-2004
Total posts: 204
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-29-2006, 09:55 PM (2 of 17)
My 46 yr old neighbor is the same was her mother...Mom has had the neighbor is looking into it...she always says to me, started menopause yet (I'm gonna be 52), I say no...regular periods, no hot flashes (but my normal temp is 100 all the time)..she you dribble when you cough ??? ??? kids, REMEMBER...
Oh yeah she says...
My gray hairs are from my husband...the geek :shock:
I should buy stock in L Oreal and Clairol... :bg:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 06-30-2006, 06:21 PM (3 of 17)
Hey - I'm only 38 and I have to cross my legs if I sneeze! That's despite having physiotherapy and I now have an excellent set of pelvic floor muscles.

I'm told that being a teeny bit overweight doesn't help :sad: They tend not to go for surgery overhere (because we don't pay in the same way you do so it tends to be essential surgery only) and instead make us do exercises (unless you've got to the stage where you can't leave home without a bucket, in which case they will do something about it).

If it works, go for it. See if you can get to speak to a number of people who have had the treatment and see what they think and if it worked for them - there could be a support group you could contact?
User: Domestic Goddes
Member since: 01-04-2005
Total posts: 108
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-01-2006, 07:19 PM (4 of 17)
I thought I was getting that problem, but it went away on its own.. There is a med Group here in town that attracts people from all over for a different kind of treatment for that .. Some sort of elec. shock treatment, but it isn't felt at all.. One of my friends had the series of treatments several years ago, and she has been in great shape ever since.. No recurrences at all... She said she just sat there for 30 minutes at a time .. She felt nothing as far as sensations go.. But it worked, and she continues to be fine..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
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From: Bama
Date: 07-10-2006, 07:40 PM (5 of 17)
I've been having the same problem for nearly 3 years. I went to the GYN today and he's trying to get me to have the surgery. He said there's a sling procedure that will only have about 2 weeks recovery time.
He's also recommending a procedure that burns the lining of the uterus, so no more heavy periods. And no hysterectomy.
I'm seriously considering both. Have to make up my mind within a week so I'll be able to recover before I go back to work.
Need some female thoughts on this....... Anybody had any surgery like this? Heard of any complications? How long it might last? Does it ever have to be re-done? How painful?
I talked with my doc about it, but have thought of alot more questions since I got home. :dave:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Gabby
Date: 08-30-2006, 05:49 AM (6 of 17)
I have the same problem. My doctor said I have both incontinence and urgency. He could do surgery for the incontinence but to be honest he said the urgency would be worst. He tried me on some meds. that would help the urgency (which is damage nerves, nothing can fix damage nerves) but the med. had a drying effect on my nasal cavity. Very drying to the point of bleeding and I was always thirsty. I decided not to have the surgery. But if you only have the incontinence I would say go for it.
If you feel like you have to go, have to go then you have urgency. If you leak due to cough, sneezing then it is incontinence.
Hope this helps.
User: Gabby
Member since: 07-27-2004
Total posts: 13
From: winn
Date: 09-16-2006, 04:54 PM (7 of 17)
Bama, my daughter had the hot water treatment(if that is what it is called) of the uterus a year ago. She hasn't had a period since. She is 48 and a very happy lady.
User: winn
Member since: 09-14-2006
Total posts: 5
From: ellymolin
Date: 10-13-2006, 08:25 AM (8 of 17)
I've had the surgery, endrometrial ablation, for extremely heavy periods. It was day surgery, back home in a couple of hours. Haven't had a period since, 4 yrs ago. I had a little discomfort & slight bleeding for a couple of days after surgery, but slept a lot. I had it on a Thurs & went to work on Mon. It is one of the best things I ever did. :bg: :bg: :bg:
User: ellymolin
Member since: 01-13-2005
Total posts: 37
From: nativetexan
Date: 10-13-2006, 11:38 AM (9 of 17)
why is it my Doctor doesn't offer me this kind of help? about my incontenince or my bulging discs in my back. jeesh. and i have good insurance! so that can't be it.
even my dermatologist now says things i don't like on me are age spots, no longer called precancerous and needing to be zapped. hmmm. i wonder if it's an age thing. makes one wonder.
User: nativetexan
Member since: 11-15-2005
Total posts: 57
From: lara m
Date: 10-15-2006, 05:12 PM (10 of 17)
I am only 35 and after having my DD 10 months ago I have the same problem but not everyday. Just sometimes. It is like it hits me all of a sudden and sometimes i"m not by a bathroom and UH OH! I am sure it isn't as bad as some of you are experiencing but it is still not good and can be embarrassing.
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 10-16-2006, 02:27 AM (11 of 17)
Poise Pad are the bomb!!! Won't leave home without them. LOL I've had this problem since I was a kid. :re: No more of my little monthly friend since about 4 years ago. Doctor tells me if you dont' have one in a year you're probably finished. I started not having them about 6 years ago after having really bad ones toward the end. For about 2 years I'd get one once a year maybe and then none after that. Another words, You're not finished until the fat lady sings. My grandmother on my Dad's side had this problem and so did my Mother so I guess the weakness can be genetic. I was told by a few people that the surgery with the sling sometimes helps at first then it all comes back.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: Sancin
Date: 10-16-2006, 02:56 AM (12 of 17)
Suzie - I cannot even begin to think about what it would be like to have a period once a year! I had a hyster in my early 30's and never missed the monthlies. I think if I thought I was through and then had a period I would think something was wrong with me!!

Lara - are you doing any pelvic execises to tighten everything up? Ten months is not a long time after birth.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: Bama
Date: 10-16-2006, 07:15 AM (13 of 17)
I had the PV sling surgery the end of July. It worked! I can even jog now. :up: No more leaks.
Even tho my doctor said 2 weeks recovery time, I would advice anyone who has it done to take at least a month off work. It was a more painful surgery than I had expected. My doctor compared it to having a tubal. It was much worse. For me anyway. I had bladder spasms afterward but not everyone does. It was still worth it.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: lara m
Date: 10-16-2006, 04:06 PM (14 of 17)
Yes, I do the pelvic excercises but probably not as much as I should. It doesn't happen everyday. Today was one of those mornings when I had to keep going. But I am okay now.
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 10-16-2006, 08:33 PM (15 of 17)
I've been around elderly people who have this problem that smell like stall urine. I know it's not their faults sometimes but it makes me think maybe I will have that problem too. You know you can't smell yourself sometimes. Your nose gets use to the smell and doesn't smell it anymore. Well anyway to get back to my story. I'm forever asking my kids and husband if I smell like an old lady and they know what I mean. They always laugh and say no. I guess I have a fear of it because my Grandmother use to smell and she was mean to me so when she would be mean to me I'd tell her "Well at least I don't smell like pee pee":shock: I was around 6 yrs old at the time. I guess that curse of me feeling like I smell will be with me all the days of my life. ROFL I'm being punished. LOL For being mean to her. :bluesad:
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: swartzrn
Date: 10-20-2006, 10:25 PM (16 of 17)
Bama--I have a question about the burning of the lining of the uterus. It sounds as if they are basically cauterizing the lining of the uterus but is there the possibility it could at some point regrow? I am probably thinking way too much here but I know that nosebleeds can occur even after cauterization (big difference I know but same principle I suppose.)
I had a hysterectomy one year ago and had a bladder injury during the procedure. After the repair, I had some urgency and felt like I had to go all the time. That seemed to get better and since being diagnosed with Menierre's I am on Maxide which is diuretic so I just go all the time! Oh well-can't win for losing huh?
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: Bama
Date: 10-21-2006, 11:24 AM (17 of 17)
Yes that's basically what they are doing. Cauterizing the lining of the uterus. The procedure I had done was called (I think) Novasure ablasion. The lining can grow back eventually. I researched it a bit before I had it done and read that for some women it's permanent and for others heavy periods return after a while. I'm hoping menapause will be here for me before that can happen. I get very light spotting each month. Big change from before. I probably wouldn't have had it done if I wasn't already having bladder surgery. Now I'm glad I did it.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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