Accidentally leaking of Wee among ladies is a silent issue rarely talked about. Yet most suffer from accidental leaking when they cough, laugh or exercise, due to weak pelvic floor muscles.
Many young ladies shun away from opening up about their condition in fear of being victimized.
It often starts just after you’ve had your baby. At first, you might think it’s just an accident. After all you’ve just given birth and your pelvic floor was under a great strain. But then it happens again, and again, when you cough, laugh or lift a shopping bag off the floor. Exercise classes prove challenging not because you aren’t fit, but because jumping makes you wee accidentally.
Weak pelvic disturbs many ladies emotional, physical and sexual health. A weak pelvic floor affects not only your underwear but also it touches most aspects of your life: emotions, causing anxiety and embarrassment, affects your physical health, lowers your self-esteem and can even disturb your sex life.
But the good news is you don’t have to put up with it. Although common, urinary incontinence can be dealt with. The pelvic floor is nothing other than a bundle of muscles that can (and should) be exercised. Give it a few simple exercises, a few minutes at a time, just persevere and soon you will notice a difference.
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will not only allow you laugh freely again, but will also enhance your sex life!
Your pelvic floor is no different to our runner at the beginning of her journey. The pelvic muscles are simply weak. Any sudden strain, like coughing or jumping, will test its limits.
But give it a few simple exercises, a few minutes at a time, just persevere and soon you will notice improvement
Also leaking wee can be as a result of an obstetric fistula which is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both.
For women with obstructed labor, labor that goes unattended, the labor can last up to six or seven days. The labor produces contractions that push the baby’s head against the mother’s pelvic bone.
The soft tissues between the baby’s head and the pelvic bone are compressed and do not receive adequate blood flow.
The lack of blood flow causes this delicate tissue to die, and where it dies holes are created between the laboring mother’s bladder and vagina and/or between the rectum and vagina.
This is what produces incontinence in a fistula patient.