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Urine links when I cough what can I do ?

By Anonymous November 3, 2011 - 7:16pm
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My sister had a miscarage and she is liking urine every time she coughs and she fills something on her vagina, what can that be? and is there something other than exercises that she can do to solve the problem?

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Dear Anonymous,


What your sister is experiencing is known as Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence, in her case, is likely due to muscle weakness. 

Therapy includes: 

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy includes:

  • Making muscles stronger by doing Kegel exercises
    • This strengthens the muscles that hold the bladder in place and those that control urine flow.
    • Painless electrical stimulation is sometimes used to strengthen the muscles more quickly and is helpful for stress incontinence.
  • Bladder training
    • This can be done by setting a regular timed schedule for emptying your bladder and by drinking fewer liquids.


Weight Loss

If you are a woman who is overweight or obese , losing weight may help to reduce the number of episodes due to stress or urge incontinence.  Talk to your doctor about a weight loss programthat is right for you.


Medications may be prescribed to either strengthen muscles that control urine flow or relax the bladder.


In men, surgery may be done to relieve a physical blockage due to an enlarged prostate. In women, surgery can repair weakened muscles related to bladder function. Other procedures involve collagen injections into the urethra, or surgical repair/implants into the bladder sphincter.


Absorbent diapers are often used by men and women with incontinence.

Plugs and patches that hold urine in place are available for women. Catheters are sometimes used to treat more severe cases. Alternatively, pessaries (devices that raise the uterus and decrease pressure on the bladder) may be used in women.

External (condom) or internal (Foley) catheters may be used for men. Penile clamps are sometimes used.



Hope this helps,



November 4, 2011 - 6:17am
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