In life, patients with urine leakage may only occasionally leak a little at the beginning, thinking that it is not serious and not taking it seriously, so they didn't go to the doctor until the symptoms got worse, and finally chose to see the doctor. As a result, the best time for treatment has been delayed. Therefore, we must have a correct understanding of the severity of urine leakage, and will judge it, in order to achieve early treatment and early recovery.
How to know the severity of urine leakage?
There are two types of urinary incontinence, one is stress urinary incontinence, the other is urge incontinence.
At present, what we usually call urinary incontinence refers to stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine from the external urethra when abdominal pressure increases such as sneezing or coughing. It is characterized by increased abdominal pressure without Involuntary leakage of urine occurs when the detrusor muscle contracts. There are many tips for judging the severity of stress urinary incontinence.
The relatively simple criteria are mainly as follows:
According to the severity of stress incontinence: mild, moderate, severe
Mild: Refers to urinary incontinence when coughing and sneezing, no need to use a changing pad
Moderate: Refers to urinary incontinence during daily activities such as running, jumping and brisk walking, requiring the use of a urine pad
Severe: refers to the occurrence of urinary incontinence when light activities and changes in the supine position
Through the above three conditions, the patient himself can judge the severity of urine leakage.
Of course, one more thing to note is: After passing self-judgment, you find that you are mild, so you must not feel okay and stop going to the doctor.
As long as there are symptoms of urine leakage, it indicates that your pelvic floor support function has declined, and your urethra control is not sensitive. The damage of the pelvic floor will not recover slowly by itself, but will only gradually increase with age, obesity and other reasons, and the quality of life will gradually decline. Early detection can be relieved by some non-surgical methods, such as Kegel exercises, vaginal dumbbells, and electrical stimulation. Many patients go to the doctor for leaking urine, but they still don't know how much they leaked. They don't know how much they leaked each time. Therefore, it is recommended to keep a 24-hour urination diary before seeing a doctor. Record the following points each time:
(1) Drinking water
(2) Urine output
(3) The amount of urine leakage (note under what circumstances the urine leakage)
Urine volume can be recorded with a measuring cup sold in a pharmacy, and urine leakage volume can be recorded with a pad. In this way, you can know how much water you drink in a day, the number of urinations, the number of urinations, the number of leaks, the volume of leaks, and the circumstances under which you leaked, so that the doctor can refer to the patient's medical history and make a judgment of the severity.