"It is NOT normal to live with bladder dysfunction after childbirth or for any reason, however it is incredibly common! I am confident that we can develop a plan to find the root cause of your symptoms so you can live a more comfortable and confident life." - Dr. Newton
Urinary leakage that can occur with performance of physical exertion, sexual activity or while laughing, coughing, or sneezing.
Urine leakage with a strong desire to empty usually at an inappropriate time.
A combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
Often described as pressure, or discomfort in the bladder or suprapubic region which can cause symptoms of increase urinary urge frequency.
A condition in which you cannot empty all the urine from your bladder
Also called Dysuria is described as symptoms of discomfort with urination in the urethra or area surrounding your genitals (perineum).
Dysfunction in urinary frequency and urges can entail an increase in urgency experienced as an abrupt, strong, often overwhelming, need to urinate or increase in how often you feel the need to urinate.
One shocking statistic from a recent study in 2020 reported that 84% of female CrossFit athletes that participated in the study reported urinary leakage.(1)
In the study 48% of women who participated in non-CrossFit fitness classes reported experiencing urinary incontinence.(1)
Urinary leakage was most common with jumping and weightlifting actions, which of course are very common movements performed during CrossFit workouts.(1)
1. Elks W, Jaramillo-Huff A, et al. The Stress Urinary Incontinence in CrossFit (SUCCESS) Study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Feb;26(2):101-106.
CrossFit, or High Intensity style workouts, have gained popularity over the years for a GOOD reasoning: they are physically and mentally challenging, create community and connection, and are fun!
Let's work to keep it that way!!
Stress Incontinence is a medical condition that is preventable and completely treatable without surgery or lifelong use of an intra-vaginal device called a pessary.
I often hear women say....
“Oh yeah, I leak when I laugh, but isn’t that normal? After pregnancy or as you get older isn't it normal to leak a little with laughing, coughing or sneezing?"