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Incontinence

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 04:55 AM

Ten years ago I went to the urologist because I was wetting my pants with no advance warning...very inconvenient on the job, to say the least...the urodoc diagnosed me with nonmalignant Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) Apparently this is fairly common in men in their 60s, but he was surprise that I had this problem at 45...in any case he gave me some pills (which function also as a blood pressure pill if that is needed)--they worked wondrfully well--about 90% of the urinary pressure was taken away. As it turns out, I later found out, BPH was a misdiagnosis: In fact I had incontinence as a result of hydrocephalus (water on the brain, one of its symptoms). I was shunted into the brain down to the abdomen, and just as soon as I woke up from the surgery, I could feel that the urinary pressure was gone! Pressure on my brain was causing the urinary pressure!9T98F9

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