Why am I Urinating So much?by Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife | January 27, 2002 12:00 AM
I am 16 weeks pregnant and I am having some problems in my pregnancy. When ever I sneeze really hard a little bit of urine comes out. Is this a problem? Also I always have to use the bathroom. I think that it can be a bladder infection, but my doctor already treated me for it. Is he missing something? Then I took a pap test when I was 9 weeks pregnant and my test came back abnormal. What does this mean? My doctor told me that it is not cancer and nothing to worry about. Is he right or should there be some concern?
Get a second opinion if you have doubts on the results of your pap. Paps have a high error rate. It should be done again and sent to another lab. Also you may have an infection which will through off the results of the pap. Has your doctor cultured and/or treated you for a vaginal infection?
As far as urine leaking when you sneeze, this is not uncommon during pregnancy. This is because of pressure on your bladder from the baby and the fact that the muscles get lax during pregnancy.Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives.
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