Female age 64, have started ‘dribbling’ few drops of urine a couple of times a night in bed, while sleeping & while awake. Bladder isn’t full, no urge to pee before or even after (though I do get up & go, there is literally no real urge to do so).
No leakage during daytime whatsoever (yet). I even got my bladder good & full then had a deliberate good few coughs but…..nothing! I could ‘hold it’ just like normal. No drips, nothing. Have been sneezing a bit but nothing then either.
I can’t understand it, nothing on internet that can explain this. No sign of any infection. So why might I be dribbling urine each night?
Apologies to those who are struggling to manage so much worse, this sounds so trivial in comparison, but it is worrying me after a week of it & no sign of stopping. I don’t seem to ‘fit’ in any continence category. Can’t see GP until mid January.
That’s no problem. Yes, definitely ask your Doctor if you need estrogen cream due to insufficient dosage.
If possible, try and urinate twice before bed. Go to the toilet within half an hour before bed, then when you are about to lie down, visit the toilet and try to urinate again.
Would you consider getting a bed wetting alarm? This works through waking you up when you begin to wet yourself, preventing uncomfortable leaks. Let me know if you’d like to know more about these.
Let me know if you need a TENA Lady Product recommending.
We do have a team of professionals on this topic who may have more guidance on this. It would also be interesting to hear other people’s experiences of menopause and incontinence.