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DM11545

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Yes, that "shwanz" :)

Have any other guys had this problem. I have been gluten free for just over a month and it seems that I let out a few drops of pee every now and then, mostly when I exert myself. It's not much but I do notice it. I have never had this problem before so it's kind of a nuisance <_< Anyone know what might be causing it?

Edit: Schwanz is a german term for a part of the male anatomy ^_^

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I personally don't think it's related to Celiac Disease....

But I'm also wondering what "shwantz" is and where that word comes from...never heard it before. :)


10-06 Diagnosed Urinary Tract Infection (Allergic to Cipro, Bactrim, Macrobid, Doxycycline, Monocycline, Penicillin) - This UTI is still present with no symptoms.

10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)

12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)

12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm

1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm

3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.

3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone

4-21-07 Emergency Appendectomy (FUUUNN!)

7-24-07 Enterolab results came back positive

Gluten Free since that night....

...Still not feeling great.

"Don't expect constant success, but strive for constant growth."

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give up all dairy, I think that will solve your problem

also get a physical & be sure to get your prostrate checked

dairy is nototrious for causing those little accidents...

Really? I wonder why that is.........


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Dear DM11545,

It sounds like stress incontinence. Normally it is caused by a weakening of the pelvic muscle there. Have you tried Kegels? They are exercises. These movements help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. By the way, thank you for the German lesson! Now I know how to refer to that in a less obvious way!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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Dear DM11545,

You are very welcome! :) Those exercises are good for your shwanz in another way, too. Kegels are good for enhancing sensations of lovemaking as well. Some people do them for that alone! If you can kill two birds with one stone, why not? There is a device that can help you make sure you are doing the exercises properly, too. Dr. Leonard's sells it.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Yes, kegels are great, and I often think of them as a treatment for female incontinence, particularly after pregnancy...but I hadn't thought about them for male incontinence. Certainly makes sense, though. Both sexes can have weak or compromised pelvic floor muscles. It's funny that this has happened suddenly, though, DM, and we can be fairly certain it's not due to a pregnancy :lol: . Yes, do have your prostate checked--that is important. In the meantime, while you're sitting or standing, consciously pull up or tighten these muscles: pretend that you're peeing, and you suddenly stop the flow. That's essentially a Kegel.


Emily

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diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

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I personally don't think it's related to Celiac Disease....

But I'm also wondering what "shwantz" is and where that word comes from...never heard it before. :)

Anyone who has watch Mel Brooks movies knows what a shwantz is. :)

Some people do them for that alone!
This has two meanings! *waggles eyebrows*

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One more note on the kegels, if you can possibly get a referral to a PT for a consult they can show you how to do them properly. I had been doing them for years and years but it wasn't until I was totally incontinent and went to a PT that I found out I was doing them wrong. She did say that that was common. If you can't get to see a PT the best way to try and pinpoint the muscles is to try and stop your urine midstream. If you are squeezing the right muscle group it should stop. Then squeeze those muscles repeatedly during the day, anytime, anywhere when walking and still. Please do mention it to your doctor also and get that prostrate checked but celiac can cause problems with nerves that can impact continence so hopefully between kegels and the diet your problem will soon be gone. Make sure you are also taking a sublingual B12 that can also help a great deal with nerve function.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Dear Nancym,

ROTFLMAO! :lol: Yes, duo meanings can be like that! Mel Brooks movies are terrific! They are perfect when you need a good laugh. No one makes movies like Mel! I am not sure I can name a favorite. There are too many good ones!

Dear Emily,

There are newer techniques for treatment of this condition now. Most people have not heard of them. One is the sandbagging technique. Basically, it is a surgery where they can sandbag the bladder so it does not have spasms causing the leaks. Another method being used now is botox injections. Botox stops the muscles from having the spasms responsible for the leaks. I am sure they could do this for men as well.

Dear Ravenwoodglass,

My mother and aunt both have difficulties with this. I think the gluten is the trouble. Kegels are something I do not think anyone knows how to do properly unless instructed. Seeing a PT would be a good idea. Since they know how the muscles work, they are more well-versed on this type of thing.

Dear DM,

The above paragraphs are other methods of how to deal with this situation. I agree the prostate is something that could be responsible. There are herbal formulas as well. As was mentioned, nerve damage from nutritional deficiencies can cause this. B12 controls a lot of your cognitive function, so if you have been having brainfog that might help with it on top of the leaky shwanz.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Really? I wonder why that is.........

We often associate milk sensitivity with tummy/intestine problems. Some people also experience muscle weakness and other non obvious symptoms. We see it a lot with kids and bed wetting. With adults it is more subtle because they are more "in control" even through weakness -- a drop here and there, with certain movements, with a sneeze...


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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Have you added anything new to your diet since you went gluten-free? Or are you having more of something? Is this every day or infrequent?

Since what has changed is your diet, my first thought is that it is something there. A food/symptom diary may be useful. I can't see how the absence of gluten would cause a problem.


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Have you added anything new to your diet since you went gluten-free? Or are you having more of something? Is this every day or infrequent?

Since what has changed is your diet, my first thought is that it is something there. A food/symptom diary may be useful. I can't see how the absence of gluten would cause a problem.

Except for that a lot of peoples withdrawal, it seems, is an INCREASE in symptoms, and then a resolution. For some people, only from what I've read on here, they sometimes even get new symptoms and then those go away along with the old symptoms. it's like th ebody gets just a little weaker now that it's able to repair itself, and then the repair process gets far enough along for everything to get better.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Thank you everyone, you folks are all very helpful . I am happy to say that it seems to have cleared up on it's own. It might have just been a short term fluke :unsure: One thing is for sure though, after a month of being gluten-free I am starting to get my focus back in a way that I was not expecting. I have been having some pretty strong junk food cravings and have been eating a box of the "Enjoy life" cookies every day to help get me through. Once again, thank you all ... you have been very helpful.

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Thank you everyone, you folks are all very helpful . I am happy to say that it seems to have cleared up on it's own. It might have just been a short term fluke :unsure: One thing is for sure though, after a month of being gluten-free I am starting to get my focus back in a way that I was not expecting. I have been having some pretty strong junk food cravings and have been eating a box of the "Enjoy life" cookies every day to help get me through. Once again, thank you all ... you have been very helpful.

...........and you've gotten some unsolicited "technical" advice to inmprove your love life, for free! :lol:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Dear DM,

I am glad to hear things have improved! :) As JNBunnie1 mentioned, people can have a temporary influx of new symptoms when getting the gluten out of their system. Maybe that is what it was? Another possibility is yeast, although it requires more extensive dietary changes as well as supplementation to destroy it. Your mental focus definitely will improve off of gluten, since being ill constantly tends to impair our ability to concentrate.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Thanks noglue,

I have been taking acidophilus for years. I don't think many people realize the power of something as simple as a probiotic. You do have to be consistent when taking them though and I always take them just before I go to bed, which has always seemed to work best. I haven't been able to tolerate them well lately though and I have tried many different brands.

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Thanks noglue,

I have been taking acidophilus for years. I don't think many people realize the power of something as simple as a probiotic. You do have to be consistent when taking them though and I always take them just before I go to bed, which has always seemed to work best. I haven't been able to tolerate them well lately though and I have tried many different brands.

That may be because they're working better now and they're killing more bad bugs. Try taking a multi-organism probiotic, not just acidophilus.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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:D

:o:D:D I hadn't wandered over to this thread until last night, started to read and then when the exercises started I fell off my chair. "Why, they're teaching a man Kegel exercises!!"

A graceful response, DM :)

And thanks for the tip about taking the probiotic at night.

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