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Whenever I laugh, I pee. What can I do?

Most people aren't brave enough to ask about it, but 55-year-old Zondra is one of about 13 million Americans with this problem, Dr. Oz says. The bladder is located above the muscles in the bottom of your pelvis. Sometimes the muscles get "a little bit flabby" when you have a baby or as you age, making it harder to stop yourself from peeing. "Having a baby, by the way, does it a lot. Don't panic. It often gets better," Dr. Oz says.

If you have to run from the room when someone tells a joke, there is hope. Dr. Oz recommends Kegel exercises. He says that squeezing the muscles in your pelvis in order to firm them up can help prevent the problem. Also, you should drink less caffeine and use the bathroom more frequently, because the bladder leaks more when it's full. "Try to empty your bladder out if you're going into a social situation. Don't let people tickle you!" Dr. Oz says.
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FROM: Ask Dr. Oz
Published on February 13, 2007
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