Crohn's and Urinary incontinence...any connection?

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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
I have had mild Crohns for about 15 years now.  I take asacol daily, but that is pretty much it.  I have been having problems with urinary incontinence since having my two children, but lately I've noticed it getting worse.  I just got over a bad cold and was wetting myself quite a bit with my cough, but now that it's gone I'm still experiencing problems.  It's not a huge amount of pee, but enough that I have to change.   Could this be a Crohn's related problem???

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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
the incontinence is probably more from giving birth than from the crohns. child birth can weaken the pelvic muscles and cause incontinence. search kegel exercises. the first thing that will be mentioned is that it will improve your sex life but when you get past that you will see where the exercise helps with incontinence. they strengthen the pelvic muscles and give you better control.
Over 30 years experience! Dx 1976, surgery every seven years, the only effective long term drug has been prednisone.

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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
fimk has a good point, I don't have urinary incontinence after having 2 kids myself but I definitely pee alot more the last few yrs than I ever used to...I won't be surprised though if unrinary incontinence will be in my future, I think it is also something that can happen from the aging process, not for everyone of course but for many I'm sure...I hope your doc can help you with this issue aronk.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a woman's second curse.

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