Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

As long as the health safety of the baby and the mother can be ensured, the recommended delivery method for expectant mothers is normal, that is, vaginal delivery. After normal births, some genital area problems may occur, which may differ from person to person. One of the most annoying conditions that develop after vaginal births and reduce the quality of life is postpartum urinary incontinence. Although it is not seen in every woman who has given birth naturally, it can be said that it is a common complaint . The enlargement of the birth canal and weakening of the pelvic muscles can cause urinary incontinence problems, and in some cases, they may resolve spontaneously and over time without the need for intervention. Urinary incontinence, which can occur during pregnancy due to the pressure on the bladder, is a health problem that needs to be treated, with physical symptoms and psychological consequences, regardless of age, process and cause. The fact that some women refrain from bringing up the postpartum urinary incontinence problem with a sense of shame reduces the possibility that the problem can be treated practically. It is necessary to carefully monitor when urinary incontinence occurs, how often and how severe it is, how long it lasts, and support from a gynecologist and obstetrician.

How Does Postpartum Urinary Incontinence Occur?

  • Sudden and frequent urge to go to the toilet
  • Inability to reach the toilet
  • Reflexes such as coughing and sneezing
  • Compulsive movements such as heavy lifting
  • Laugh
  • Sexual intercourse

What are the Factors that Trigger the Postpartum Urinary Incontinence Problem?

  • Overweight mother
  • Overweight baby born
  • Multiple birth
  • Having too many births
  • Difficult birth
  • Menopause (in women who have given birth normally, urinary incontinence can be seen in later ages)
  • Decreased estrogen level
  • Collagen reduction

When Does Postpartum Urinary Incontinence Occur?

Urinary incontinence in women who have had a vaginal delivery may occur in the first two months after delivery. In general, urinary incontinence problems that continue after the 6th week should be followed and emphasized. Urinary incontinence, which may develop depending on the birth conditions and the extent to which the baby damages the muscle tissue while passing through the birth canal, should be treated if it does not improve within the prescribed time frame.

How is Postpartum Urinary Incontinence Treated?

The approach to be preferred in the treatment of postpartum urinary incontinence is determined according to the examination findings. Treatment planning is made depending on how long the problem has been going on, frequency and severity of urinary incontinence. In order to reduce this complaint , which is frequently seen in the first 4 to 6 weeks after delivery, some exercises are recommended to strengthen the pelvic muscles. Urinary incontinence, which can occur with menopause in advancing ages, is generally treated with surgical methods. Today, it is possible to get rid of this problem effortlessly with vaginoplasty , that is, vagina tightening surgery, which is applied within the scope of genital area beautification .

Does Genital Beautification Surgery Solve Postpartum Urinary Incontinence ?

Genital deformations due to birth pose a problem both physiologically and psychologically. Although the operations performed within the scope of genital beautification are not limited to the elimination of postpartum genital dysfunction, they are most popular after vaginal births. The preferred delivery method is decisive in genital area problems. Urinary incontinence is one of the not-so-surprising consequences of normal births. It should be known that there is a problem that can be corrected with genital area beautification surgeries in cases where timely measures are not taken and results cannot be obtained with exercise and medicated treatments .

For What Reasons Can You Need Urinary Incontinence Treatment?

  • Enlargement of the Birth Canal

The birth canal, which the baby has to go through before saying hello to the outside world; The bony structure consisting of the uterus , vagina, cervix , and vulva. Although the vagina is flexible, it inevitably enlarges after normal births. Enlargement or enlargement of the vagina is one of the most common genital problems of the postpartum period . Vaginoplasty operations, which are included in the scope of genital aesthetics, are needed especially after normal births.

  • Sagging in the Bladder Urine Bag

In medical literature Bladder prolapse, called cystocele , causes urinary incontinence. Bladder sagging problem can occur in women who have given birth normally and with aging. The treatment method is decided according to the examination findings.

  • Episiotomy Scar Formation

During normal delivery, in order to facilitate the exit of the baby and to prevent the formation of serious tears in the sensitive perineum region, the process of making planned and controlled incisions on the line extending from the vaginal wall to the breech area is called episiotemia . Bad scars that may occur due to these incisions can be corrected both aesthetically and functionally.

  • Sagging of labio minora

The problem of sagging of labio minora; It can develop depending on age, genetics, some skin diseases, and it can also occur commonly after vaginal births. It is a problem that can be resolved with labiaplasty surgeries.

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