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Old 11-12-2004, 12:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas,

I've been diagnosed with urge incontinence secondary to childbirth. Meaning, it's something that happens when I really "have" to go, not "stress incontinence" that happens when you sneeze, cough, or laugh. Apparently it is not due to weak muscle tone that can be improved with kegels. My midwife said my muscle tone was quite good. However if I don't get to the bathroom right when I feel the urge, I get leakage that I cannot control. :

She has referred me to a specialist gyn but I'm wondering if there's anyone else out there who has this and what their experience was with cures. The midwife feels that biofeedback can be very helpful and if that doesn't work, meds. The gyn she referred me to routinely uses biofeedback as a first step.

thoughts and btdt would be most helpful. Thanks!

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