Sometimes women put up with a lot of unnecessary discomforts because of their inherent nature of being too embarrassed to talk about them or they think nothing can be done about those discomforts. One of the most common things that women tend to put up with is incontinence. A little incontinence for a short time after the birth of one’s baby is normal and common but if the problem does not go away then one needs to speak to her doctor.
A study of 4,000 women by Kaiser Permanent which was funded by the National Institute of Health revealed that 1 in 3 women have problems with incontinence. Other research shows that 11% of women end up having surgery for a pelvic floor disorder. It is important to consult the doctor as it is possible to rectify the problem without a surgery.
There may be medication that one can take and the Doctor who has diagnosed the problem would be able to advise t the correct way to do pelvic floor exercises and hopefully the need for surgery will never arise. If one falls in the category needing surgery, there have been advances in this procedure which makes it much less invasive and can be done with laparoscopic surgery.
Incontinence is an embarrassing discomfort and is not something one should just ‘put up with’, so visit the doctor for advice and treatment now. Remember, like everything else, early treatment is always the wisest option.