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  • #16
    I had minor leakage though it was due to a urethra that was starting to prolapse. I had the Monarc Hammock (urethral sling) placed a little over 3 years ago with great success. I've also undergone PT for the IC that has helped tremendously with strengthening the pelvic floor, as a weak pelvic floor can cause minor leakage.

    Regardless of whats causing it, it would be wise to bring it to your DR's attention.

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    • #17
      Is your sling a TVT(one of the same day surgery variety of slings?)My uro mentioned this(a sling)as well as collagen injections to my urethra so I am curious to get a feel for what others have had done.

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      • #18
        Pelvic floor therapy

        When I started taking Urised all my underwear started turning blue, that is how I knew I was leaking urine, I am going through menopause so I thought the moisture was more vaginal. From what my therapist told me the leaking is caused by the muscles being too tight. She likened it to a closed fist, if it is tight it is difficult to make it tighter whereas a loose fist is easy to tighten. I have finished my course of physical therapy but I still have to be very aware of keeping those muscles loose and relaxed,without actually straining, especially after the daily Kegel ritual. It is a very sensitive balancing act. When I first started physical therapy I couldn't do a single Kegel, they hook you to a machine that measures movement, they told me to tighten, I pressed and pressed and thought I was doing them but nothing was happening. Pretty weird, but I am much better now. No more leaking!!!!!
        I was born with one ureta not attached to it's kidney, I've been poked and prodded for so long. I never had "private" parts. I had constant infections and took low dose preventive antibiotics into my teens.

        DX with IC July 1993 after seeing 3 different Uro's and finally switching Primary care doctors and affiliated hospitals.

        I have 2 beautiful daughters, the oldest has been in heaven since she was 14 when she was hit by a car The youngest is 20 now. She has had one UTI. She went into complete panic that she would end up like me. Now she has some idea of what the pain is like. Poor kid has been forced to know where every bathroom in Disney World is.


        • #19
          Barb--sorry for not seeing your question sooner..
          Yes, the Monarc Hammock is a same day surgery (I also had adhesiolysis and exploratory lap done at the same time so I did spend the night). I have a small incision on each side at the groin and a small vaginal incision. There was no pain involved, and only very minor discomfort that lasted a couple of days.

          Hope this helped.

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          • #20
            My daughter has this problem too

            Hi, My daughter who is 12 has this problem too.She was always complaining of leaking after she stood The Eurodynamics specialist we have been seeing said that while peeing sit with legs apart and hands on knees, this def helped her.
            She has been having probs for over 2 years now. She has been getting bad bladder spasms, She takes Ditropan and she was put on Cardura ( to relax the sphincter muscle) but now when she sneezes she leaks a little drop, enough to see on her clothes tho, i have given her pantyliners to help. Does anyone know if this could be because the meds? She is not yet diagnosed with IC, she is getting a cystoscope with Hydrodistention tomorrow.
            Thanks Saltire