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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   My age is 52. when I cough or sneeze I involuntarily pass urine which is very embarrasing
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   this is called stress incontinence
Doctor :   since how long ur having this problem
User :   Nearly 2 years
Doctor :   did u sustain any injury to pelvic region
User :   what is the remedy
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have
User :   no
Doctor :   stress incontinence are due to weakened pelvic floor muscles
User :   no serious medical problems as such
Doctor :   The common reason for the pelvic floor muscles to become weakened is childbirth.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underside of the bladder and rectum
User :   i have one daughter and two abortions after that
Doctor :   Stress incontinence is common in women who have had children
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   treatment is to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
Doctor :   about 6 in 10 cases of stress incontinence can be cured or much improved with this treatment
User :   how do i strenghten the muscles
Doctor :   Sit in a chair with your knees slightly apart. Imagine you are trying to stop wind escaping from your anus (back passage)
Doctor :   You will have to squeeze the muscle just above the entrance to the anus. You should feel some movement in the muscle. Don't move your buttocks or legs
Doctor :   Now imagine you are passing urine and are trying to stop the stream
Doctor :   You will find yourself using slightly different parts of the pelvic floor muscles to the first exercise
Doctor :   These are the ones to strengthen. If you are not sure that you are exercising the right muscles, put a couple of fingers into your vagina.
Doctor :   You should feel a gentle squeeze when doing the exercise.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   u need to do these exercise regularly
Doctor :   if the problem continues
Doctor :   or persists u need to consult urologist
Doctor :   they will run few tests like
Doctor :   bladder function test
Doctor :   to assess the problem
Doctor :   and surgery may be needed sometime
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   or they might prescribe some medicine
User :   there is no medicine either allopathy, homeopathy which can also be taken
Doctor :   it is a prescription drug for physician has to consulted for ur safety
Doctor :   it has side effects as well
Doctor :   please consult a urologist
Doctor :   if u have the problem
User :   ok thanks very much
User :   done
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   same to you
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