On the 8th of Feb. A normal day. I had the urge to wee. Every time I stood up. A normal day.
Since then my life has been a bit of a nightmare.
I’m healthy. Don’t drink, don’t smoke. Have a good balanced diet. 2 coffees a day. That kind of thing
Since feb, I’ve tried many different medications. Nothing has worked. Doctor just says ‘over active bladder’ I’m convinced based on zero medical knowledge. It’s something else. This is affecting my personal life and now my job. As I should be out on site quite a lot. And I’ve managed to ‘blag it’
I’ve had a scan, had some test that shows how activity my bladder is – very when stood up. I’ve not got a UTI (Although I did have one last year) – blood work normal.
What could it be…….? 🙁
What you’re experiencing is common, as increased pressure in the body when standing up can force urine past the neck of the bladder.
Do you also experience leaks when you are doing exercise or putting pressure on the bladder through laughing or coughing?
Have you had long-term participation in high-impact activities, such as lifting or athletics?
Hi. Firstly. Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂
So. I can sit. I can, if I plan loo breaks accordingly exercise without leaks (Ie. a loo stop prior to said exercise).
Don’t experience whether laughing or coughing either. It’s simply when I stand. And it come on ‘just like that’ in Feb.
I have always been someone who goes to the gym, or running. I don’t do weights however. More an ‘all round’ fitness kinda of person.
It’s just frustrating how the default answer seems to be ‘over active bladder’ – As and clearly I’m not a doctor. Just don’t understand ‘like that’ it just happened?
I am currently doing pelvic exercises. 10 sec on, 10 sec off. Do these things actually work?
Urinating when standing is often a sign of stress incontinence, which can be treated with exercises, surgery or medication. It is strange that you only experience leaks when standing, as it often causes leaks when any pressure is applied.
Having the urge to wee when standing up is also known as “stand up urgency”. I have found some articles you may find useful here:
Although these study women in particular, it may be worthwhile talking to your Doctor about these.
Yes, pelvic floor exercises have been proven to be effective in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Try and be patient with these, as they can work if you keep at them.
Do you need any tips on helping reduce your leaks in the meantime?