Hi everyone, this is totally my first post as I have been very reluctant to post anything. I was diagnosed with stress incontinence around 2016 at the young age of 25 following urodynamics and a cystoscopy testing something else to do with my bladder. I also have endometriosis and much pain daily.
I have the urethral bulking agent although I still need to wear pads everyday. I recently underwent a further urodynamics 2 years following my bulking agent which revealed there is still some leakage. I have tried absolutely everything diet related, ditched the caffeine and made many other dietary related changes and nothing is stopping it. I have purchased expensive keagels all ina. His to try and improve… I’ve also tried Pilates, darafenacin, tolteradine and mirabegron… tolteradine helped but the side effects are completely intolerable to live with managing a career and family! Help! I’m 28 and cannot continue with a life long problem! It’s unbearable and I am struggling………really hoping someone can help me
Sorry to hear you’ve experienced this at such a young age. Did the Doctor establish that the Endometriosis was the cause of your stress incontinence?
As a urethral bulking agent has proven to be effective, you could also try pelvic floor physiotherapy, in which a polypropylene tape is inserted into via a small incision into the vagina. As you tried many lifestyle changes, it may the case of finding a surgery method that works for you.
To address the Endometriosis, one option is a Hysterectomy, which you should discuss with your Doctor. This should only be considered, however, if you have no plans to add to your family. I recommend visiting a Doctor to discuss whether this or any other surgery methods could be effective.
Frequent gentle exercise can also help with the leaks and pain. Feel free to read our guide to stress incontinence surgery.
Have you considered trying bladder training?