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    Lightbulb Want your questions about LBL answered?

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    We've got an expert on board from the Continence Foundation Australia for the next 3 months. They are here to answer you questions about LBL (light bladder leakage) and incontinence.

    1 out of 3 women have experienced it, and 40% of those are under 45 - you're not alone.

    Post your questions in the thread, and we'll send them all across to the expert every few weeks and then post the answers!

    Post your questions now!

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    I have this occasionally after 1 pregnancy and labour. Is it likely to get worse with subsequent pregnancies and deliveries?

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    I'm feeling a lot of pressure and almost swelling down there at 29 weeks pregnant with baby 2. I also get lbl if I cough too hard. Are the two connected at all? Are pelvic floor exercises the only thing i can do to stop my lbl from getting worse?

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    I had incontinence post my youngest 18mo ago. Spent months with a physio who got my pelvic floor strong again but unfortunately also has bladder and bowel prolapse, so used Tena and Poise daily. I had a repair last week, but in my drug haze post surgery I didn't think to ask how long I should expect LBL to last. Will it be "cured" now post surgery or shall I expect to continue leakage and work with physio?
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    We have sent off your questions to the expert to be answered, and I'll post the answers back here when they come in!

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    We have expert answers for you! I have put the relevant response from the expert below your quote.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkj View Post
    I have this occasionally after 1 pregnancy and labour. Is it likely to get worse with subsequent pregnancies and deliveries?
    @mkj
    Yes the problem will become worse if you don’t do anything.
    You need a referral to a Continence Physiotherapist.
    LBL is not normal it is a trade term, bladder leakage is called Urinary incontinence.
    It can be common but is not normal

    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    I'm feeling a lot of pressure and almost swelling down there at 29 weeks pregnant with baby 2. I also get lbl if I cough too hard. Are the two connected at all? Are pelvic floor exercises the only thing i can do to stop my lbl from getting worse?
    @Allie Pallie
    Stress incontinence you would need to do pelvic muscle exercises to increase pelvic muscle strength.
    Need to avoid constipation, monitor weight gain, avoid heavy lifting as much as possible, brace when coughing or picking up you toddler.
    Varicosities of the vulva can occur which will give you a sensation of pressure & swelling vaginally or in the labia.
    Referral to Continence Physiotherapist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmumm View Post
    I had incontinence post my youngest 18mo ago. Spent months with a physio who got my pelvic floor strong again but unfortunately also has bladder and bowel prolapse, so used Tena and Poise daily. I had a repair last week, but in my drug haze post surgery I didn't think to ask how long I should expect LBL to last. Will it be "cured" now post surgery or shall I expect to continue leakage and work with physio?
    TIA
    @Mmumm
    You need to exclude urinary tract infection.
    If there is no pain continue to do pelvic muscle exercises.
    Check with Continence Physiotherapist to make sure that you are doing the pelvic muscle exercises appropriately.


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