Anonymous – Australia
Since a risky forceps delivery 20 years ago I have suffered stress incontinence, getting much worse at menopause. I couldn’t walk without leaking. I had to wear pads. I had no confidence in exercising.
Physio achieved nothing – I wasn’t trying hard enough! I went to a very experienced urogynaecologist. Urodynamic studies revealed my sphincter muscles were not working (much at all) – even though my pelvic floor muscles were OK. I had a urethral sling operation.
I have no incontinence, can run, horse ride, enjoy daily activities. Restored my confidence in sexual activity.