Peeing at the same time as you sneeze is commonly known as peezing. Peezing often occurs during any type of physical movement such as coughing, jumping, sneezing, or running as these types of activities put pressure on your bladder. Peezing can signify a symptom of stress incontinence and is common among women, especially after childbirth. If you are a peezer, you are not alone.
Urinary incontinence occurs when undesired urine leaks out. Most people who experience urinary incontinence tend to have issues with holding their urine and being able to start peeing. At the bottom of the pelvic bone you will find muscles that are attached and run front to back to form a hammock. This hammock structure lifts to support the internal organs and control the sphincter muscles. The pelvic-floor muscles also help stabilize the pelvic bones, support the lower back and help with sexual function.
There are several different types of urinary continence:
- Stress Incontinence
- Urge Incontinence
- Mixed Incontinence
- Functional Incontinence
- Urinary Frequency
When the bladder experiences increased pressure and the pelvic-floor muscles are too weak to control or maintain continence, stress incontinence occurs. The urethra is surrounded by the pelvic floor muscles and is to assist in keeping the urethra closed while pressure is being placed on the bladder. Stress incontinence is often the result of pelvic-floor muscle dysfunction and may be a result of following:
- Post pregnancy and childbirth
- Pregnancy and labor puts tremendous amount of stress and/or pressure on the bladder which tends to result in trauma to the pelvic-floor muscles
- Episiotomy (a surgical procedure sometimes used to ease childbirth)
- Injury or trauma, such as a pelvic fracture
- Surgery in the vagina or rectum
- Inflammation, such as cystitis
- Lack of exercise, or a sedentary lifestyle
At Fusion Physical Therapy, our women’s health specialist, Dr. Jackie Saravave, will partner with you to create a customized treatment plan. Each treatment session includes a detailed evaluation of symptoms and medical history. She will also spend time with you discussing your pain and/or the muscles involved and how Physical Therapy will help you.
Contact Fusion Physical Therapy at 580-699-54544 or visit our website at http://lawtonphysicaltherapy.com/book-an-appointment/ to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Saravave to create the best treatment plan for you that will allow you to enjoy your daily activities with less peezing.