I had stress urinary incontinence & a stage 3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse. I was unable to exercise or take long walks after the birth of my third child. If I took an exercise class, I would have to take breaks during the class and go to the bathroom. The biggest change was during my period, as I could not cough or sneeze without leaking, which basically made me house bound for almost a week every month.
I felt numbness, and then pressure all day long that would worsen as the day went on depending on what I was doing. I felt like I had to go to the bathroom all the time, but when I did, I still did not get any sensation of relief when I did; it would only subside when I would lie down.
I was embarrassed to talk about my issue with anyone and just hoped my symptoms would subside by itself…. But this was not the case. In fact I felt things gradually getting worse as time went on then realized I needed to do something about it as I refused to continue living this way.