Posted by: | 2018/10/27


Incontinence-early 20s

I started experiencing leakage 4 years ago. It started light and now I leak all the time and not accidental based on carrying heavy weight, sneezing or what have you. I am in my 20s. I have never been sexually active. I was diagnosed recently with an overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis. I am taking medication such as elmiron and myrbetriq and they don't seem to be making that much of a difference. I have had back problems as well and I was recently told that I have a bulge in my L5 disk and I went through a nerve test where I am waiting to see the results. I am quite hopeless at this point anything will improve. I have developed anxiety and depression because of this condition and I am even trying to start a relationship but have completely put it off because I can't see myself being honest with someone about my condition. Could there be a relation between my back and my incontinence? Have you heard of such a case? Do you have recommendations?

Expert's Reply


Incontinence Expert
- 2019/02/26

Dear I

There can be a relationship between your back and your bladder.
Useful investigation would be a urodynamic study and a cystoscopy.
Ask your Doctor about Intravesical Botox and Interstim therapy, and whether they would be appropriate for you.
Kind regards

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