Help with urine incontinence and diarrhea before period?
I hope someone can help me. I started having urine incontinence and diarrea about 2 weeks before my period started. I’m not talking about a little leakage. It was a flood. I would feel my bladder cramp and before I could get up and run to t he bathroom I had already wet myself. I also experience diarrhea also before my period. Is this normal?
The diarrhea could be due to the change in hormones and is not that uncommon. The incontinence should be checked out by your doctor. Sometimes bladders do act up during this time as well, as if the menstruation irritates it. Could you have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection? Only your doc can tell.
Stress incontinence can worsen during the week before your menstrual period. At that time, lowered estrogen levels might lead to lower muscular pressure around the urethra, increasing chances of leakage. The incidence of stress incontinence increases following menopause.