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Incontinence 2/3 Days before Menstruation

Hey folks -- A few months ago, I asked a question about why I might be experiencing mild incontinence right before my period.  I think it's urge incontinence, and it's triggered by something like running water (which my mom did to get us to pee as kids) or getting to the front door of my house (where the toilet is). I don't have insurance at the moment (long, horrifying story) so going to the doctor to get it sorted out wasn't a possibility.  It's also not a very serious problem as I kind of know it's coming and can plan around it. 

I did a bit of research today and learned that this happens to a lot of people! Apparently when your estrogen levels drop right before your period, the muscles that surround your urethra temporarily experience a drop in pressure (you can read about this here: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uiwomen/). 

When I have insurance again, this is something I'll get checked out as it's kind of a pain in the butt and it might be a sign of other problems.  (I don't have diabetes or any kind of infection, though, I did get that seen to before my insurance ran out.)  Just wanted to share the info here in case other people experienced the same thing.

FWIW, I'm 35 and nulliparous.  I can remember this being an issue for me for roughly the last ten years.
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