I have had a cough for over a week now, (i was sick for 2wks.) now when i cough i pee myself, not just a tinkle but as if my water breaks 5+ times a day. I am a 40 year old female who has never had any thing like this. :
hey there..welcome to e.health forum.sounds like your ureathal sphincter muscle is stretched caused by stress incontinence..its common in women after shildbirth or a urinary tract infection after a cold..
i would say see your doc and maybe try pelvic exercises but you definately need to get cheked out for any underlying problem.
I too have been suffering the same symptoms as ioka. I saw a doctor at an out of hours drop in centre, and was advised to increase my inhaler usage as I am suffering my worst ever bout of asthma! And this causes the incontinence! I feel i should have shares in sanitary towels/pads for incontinence. I have also tried breathing in steam, relaxing baths, plenty of water to flush through any bugs...all to no joy. I also am seeing my doctor again tomorrow. I understand a small operation is available to ladies to ease the problem...this I shall be inquiring about also. Thanks. Jane, Surrey.