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Prolapse and Pessaries: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Recently I have felt pressure in my vagina and even something that seems to bulge out when I walk around or bear down. Are my insides falling out?

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Don't Make Me Laugh (or Run, Sneeze, Cough!)

If you leak urine when you laugh, sneeze or cough, you have what we call “stress incontinence.” It happens when extra pressure is placed on the abdomen which, in turn, puts pressure on the bladder. Coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, playing tennis, running and jumping are examples of activities that can cause stress incontinence.