I’m currently overweight and have started noticing rather large leaks coming from my bladder and I cannot predict them and don’t know exactly when it does happen. I’m worried I’m going to smell if I go out or if anyone visits me. I’m only young and was told excessive weight can cause incontinence. Is this true? Have I permanently damaged myself? Can I fix this? In the meantime, what can I do? I’m so embarrassed!! Sorry for all the questions.
Incontinence can be embarrassing to talk about, however Doctors see this on a regular basis so you should not feel bad about going. Feel free to read our advice blog for tips and guidance in the meantime, however it is important to see a professional to ensure there is no serious underlying reason.
Would you be willing to try a pad? They are discreet and are designed to be worn in your regular underwear or stretch pants. If your leaks are heavy, however, you would need a highly absorbent pad which are slightly bigger than shaped ones.