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Sneezing and weeing

Your Question

everytime i sneeze i wee a little is there something wrong with me? 

Answer

Hi there and thank you for contacting Ask Alex.
 
Firstly, let us say how brave you are for reaching out. You mentioned sometimes weeing a little when you sneeze. This must be quite difficult for you. However, it is a common issue that many people face.
 
Sometimes when this happens, there may be a minor physiological issue that can be addressed easily through the correct support from your GP.
 
We wonder if you have spoken with a trusted adult, like a parent or guardian, who could support you in visiting your GP to talk about this issue? In Ireland, if you are over 16, you can also visit your GP without a guardian present. Scheduling a check-up with your GP can help identify any underlying causes and provide appropriate treatments or referrals to specialists should there be a need.
 
You may also lie to try pelvic floor exercises, (also known as Kegel exercises), which are highly effective in strengthening the muscles that support your bladder, uterus, and bowel. These exercises involve tightening and holding the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine. Practicing pelvic floor exercises regularly can improve bladder control and reduce the instances of accidental leakage when you sneeze, laugh, or cough.
 
To do these exercises, simply tighten your pelvic muscles, hold for a count of five, and then relax. Repeat this process 10-15 times, three times a day. Over time, you’ll notice improved control and strength in your pelvic muscles.
 
If you ever need to talk about anything, and you don’t know who to go to, know that Childline is here for you. We will listen and support you whenever you need. You can call us at 1800 66 66 66 or use the webchat on our website, www.childline.ie. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year for confidential, non-judgmental support.
 
We hope you find this helpful. Look after yourself and know that you never have to face anything on your own,
Alex

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