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Thursday, December 09, 2010 unsure, Community Member, asks

Q: I am 24 years old and I have been experiencing daytime accidents more frequently in the past few months. I have had accidents throughout my life, especially as a child.

They have begun happening more than once a day in the past few days. I have been out in public, just standing at a check out and I get the urge that I must use the restroom ASAP, but I have to go so bad that I am unable to move, or else it comes flooding out. I have wet my underwear, pants, shoes, socks, and floor. I can not do anything except just cry. Another time I was sitting on the couch watching t.v. and felt the strong urge to use the restroom, and before I could even get up I began urinating on myself, leaving a trail behind me. When I got to the bathroom I had completely emptied my bladder and soaked the couch, carpet, myself, and rug. Needless to say, this has been beyond embarrassing to me. I am young, and a a teacher. I cannot be having these accidents. I have gone out and bought Poise pads, but sometimes these aren't enough to contain the urine. I wont even mention trying to work out, or do anything that makes the bladder muscles strain. What could be causing these sudden, strong, uncontrollable urges to urinate, and the subsequent loss of control in my bladder. Please Help!
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jim p, Community Member
12/14/10 12:36pm

Suggest you see a urologist right away.

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By unsure, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 12/09/10