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Stress incontinence can be caused by pressure that the size and weight of the fetus places on the bladder, but there are other causes of this phenomenon. In women, physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause often contribute to stress incontinence. Stress incontinence can worsen during the week before the menstrual period. At that time, lowered estrogen levels may lead to lower muscular pressure around the urethra, increasing chances of leakage. The incidence of stress incontinence increases following menopause, similarly because of lowered estrogen levels. In female high-level athletes, effort incontinence occurs in all sports involving abrupt repeated increases in intra-abdominal pressure that may exceed perineal floor resistance. But if you think you might be pregnant you should get yourself tested.
My word, do they NOT teach sex ed any more? Please talk to a trusted adult rather than a SITE WITH A BUNCH OF STRANGERS GIVING STUPID ADVICE!! Do kids feel the need to write about EVERYTHING on line???