Ask Dr. Renee: Do You Leak?

stopbladderleaks, Bladder, Why do I have accidents, Why Do I leak, Poise, Pantyliners, ask dr. renee   Attention Ladies of ALL AGES!!! Do you Leak? Many women have accidents, did you know that? Some ladies lose urine when they laugh, cough, sneeze or even during exercise. Let’s look at the definitions of what we are talking about: Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity — such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder. Stress incontinence is not related to psychological stress. Stress incontinence differs from urge incontinence, which is the unintentional loss of urine caused by the bladder muscle contracting, usually associated with a sense of urgency. Stress incontinence is much more common in women than men. As I am sure you can understand many women experience this but do not discuss it because of feeling ashamed. This is more common than not. It was thought to be a part of growing older but many women that give birth experience it as well as girls in their 20s who have not had children but notice this problem while performing certain exercises.


If you have stress incontinence, you may experience leaks when you:

  • Cough
  • Sneeze
  • Laugh
  • Stand up
  • Get out of a car
  • Lift something heavy
  • Exercise
  • Have sex

You may not experience leakage every time you do one of these things, but any  activity that applies pressure to your bladder can make you more vulnerable to unintentional urine loss, particularly when your bladder is full.


Besides childbirth here are some other causes that may increase stress incontinence:

  • Illnesses that cause chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Obesity
  • Smoking, which can cause frequent coughing
  • Excess consumption of caffeine or alcohol
  • High-impact activities over many years
  • Hormonal deficiency


There are several products on the market but I recently tried, Finess, one of the newest products for stress incontinence on the market. This product enticed me because it was non-invasive. It also was not like pantyliners which to me remind me of a diaper. According to, Finess does what no pad can ever do – keep urine in your bladder. Developed by specialists in Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and extensively tested in women with SUI, Finess actually blocks leaks before they happen.  

I loved this product and would highly recommend it. It was small and discrete I did not recall having it in place but it definitely did its job. If you would like to learn more about this product please visit

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Ask Dr. Renee: 5 Things You May Not Know About The Penis


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5 Things You May Not Know About Men

*WARNING this article is not for all ages and may not be safe for work.*

We all know that men are the worst at going to the doctors. Since they will not go we have to make certain that we pay close attention to their health and make their annual appointments and force them to be checked. Some of the cancers they need to be aware of are penile cancer which is very rare; it occurs in less than 1 in 100,000 men and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the US. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting males between the ages of 15-35. This year 8000 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and about 300 will die. The good news is that testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers. As I have mentioned before in order to cure it you have to know you have the disease, send your men and boys to the doctor regularly. Here is some more information I recently read in  “20 Things You May Not Know About The Penis” by Dr. Draion M. Burch AKA Dr. Drai #AmericasOBGYN.



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The foreskin, als known as the prepuce, is a loos fold of skin that covers and protects the head of the penis and the urethral meatus (opening for urine) when it's soft. It's similar to the clitoral hod; the skin that covers your clitoris. This skin is very delicate and can tear easily. There is however , a medical condition called phimosis where the foreskin won't retract. It usually resolves over time but can cause banalities; an infection of the foreskin.

Ask Dr. Renee: Need A Lyft?

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New Lyft Drivers Wanted

I recently became a Lyft Ambassador and in my duties I am trying to assist in getting more drivers on the road. Well you know I want to make sure it is beneficial to you to join Lyft. The referral fee depends upon the city you are in but I will tell you Chicago is $750!!!

Sign up with this special link and get up to $750:  CLICK HERE! Referral code is ASKDRRENEE

You can read about my first Lyft experience here. When they first arrived in Chicago.

Lyft is an easy way to get paid for driving your own car on your own schedule. Come help people get rides around the city with Lyft. Enjoy! To get your referral reward, you must sign up with your friend’s invite code and complete a minimum amount of trips. Actual reward and trip amount will vary by city. Check with your local Lyft team for details. If you are a new passenger you can use the same code and receive a discount on your first ride.

Ask Dr. Renee: Do You Want To Soar?

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Do You Want To Soar?


About a month ago I told you about Steve Harvey’s SOAR Retreat in Miami Florida. I have AMAZING NEWS!!!! I have 2 tickets to giveaway to the SOAR RETREAT. These are tickets to the conference only you will be responsible for your transportation and lodging.

Email me why you need to SOAR by 3pm EST 10/2/15!!!

In case you needed to know who you will be missing at the conference here are a few of the speakers and their AMAZING bios:


Paul Brunson (He was a guest on The Ask Dr. Renee Show)

In the last five years, television host, author and professional matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson, has become recognized internationally as one of the most successful matchmakers. Paul is the founder and president of the award-winning matchmaking firm, The Paul C. Brunson Agency. His firm has served over 600 clients directly and has matched over 6,000 individuals on dates collectively through inventive live events and social media.

In 2013, he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his first book entitled: It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern-Day Guide to Finding and Keeping Love, which quickly became an Amazon bestseller in just 4 months. He is a Dell Inspire 100 honoree and has been recognized as the iDate Best Matchmaker and Best Relationship Coach of the Year nominee in 2012 and 2013. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, USA, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker, he’s a life coach.”

Paul’s insights and unique understanding of relationships and personal development have made him a sought-after expert on love, dating, self-actualization and entrepreneurship, having appeared in over 180 major media outlets around the world – including appearances on Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers, ANDERSON, the Washington Post, Essence, Extra, The Root, The Grio, AOL Black Voices, ABC news and Hot 97. Awarded the Innovator of the Year in 2013 by the Jamaican Impact Organization, he is the proud host and creator of the popular, educational #MentorMonday webinar series. During those sessions, Paul – along with other successful guest mentors – offers practical advice for big dreams. He has begun the #MentorMondayMastermind, launching nearly 100 concurrent mastermind groups with over 650 participants spanning the globe. An advocate of global awareness and education, Paul has recently joined the Board of Directors for Bahçeşehir University (BAU) based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Paul is a graduate from both Old Dominion University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He resides in Washington DC with his wife of 13 years, Jill and their sons Kingston and Liam.


Doreen Rainey

Doreen Rainey loves to shake things up! A dynamic, seasoned and no-nonsense personal and business coach, she is the Founder of the RADICAL Success Institute and Vice President, Operations, Transformation Division in the Steve Harvey World Group. Focused on showing people how to take their goals and make them a reality, she’s built her career around teaching and training individuals, entrepreneurs and executives on systems and methods to accelerate success.
Launching the Get RADICAL Women’s Conference six years ago, a high energy, action focused event for those wanting more out of life, she’s reached thousands from around the world, spreading her core message of “defining success for yourself and getting the guts to go after it”. Sharing the stage with thought leaders, experts and entrepreneurs such as Laila Ali, Jillina Michaels, Suze Orman, Niecy Nash, Giuliana Rancie and Judy Smith, Doreen is committed to helping people come out of their comfort zone and step into the life of their dreams.
Doreen received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, her M.S. in Conflict Negotiation and Conflict from the University of Baltimore and her coaching certificate from Coaches Training Institute.


Ask Dr. Renee: The Ask Dr. Renee Show With Kier “Junior” Spates

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The Ask Dr. Renee Show with Kier “Junior” Spates

Kier Spates, a native of Houston Texas, has to be one of the funniest comics you will ever encounter. He has traveled the globe with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Lyfe Jennings, Music soul Child, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Gerald Levert, Anita Baker and Anthony Hamilton. In 2005, he toured as one of the primary acts on the “Rickey Smiley and Friends Show”. In addition to all of this named above, he has also done military tours; the USO Tours to Japan and Bahrain. Kier has also managed to dominate the stage on the college scenes as well. His standup has been embraced on the campuses of University of Southern LA, Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of North Texas and Texas Southern University. The list just goes on and on. These performances have commanded accolades on the “Improv” circuit all over the United States.

Kier Spates has also had many on screen television appearances, as well. BET’s “Comic View” and “Getting Paid” are just a couple that received rave reviews. We must not forget “Dre” in Barbershop Blues with New Edition’s – Ralph Tresvant. He has traveled with many hit stage plays as well. One of his most notable accounts was “Confessions” starring the late Gerald Levert, Kelly Price and Tommy Ford. Steve Harvey has now made Kier Spates a regular member of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, He delivers daily funny tips as Junior at 7:48AM EST, Monday through Thursday on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Junior is also the spokesperson for the popular dating site Finally, you can catch Junior as the opening act on Steve Harvey’s Grand Finale Comedy Tour. Critics everywhere have responded by calling Junior “THE NEXT BIG THING IN STAND-UP COMEDY”.

Kier Spates is truly a force to be reckoned with. His motto to date is unforgettable. So when you think of this up and coming, stand up comedic great, please remember his belief that laughter doeth the heart good like medicine. And in the words of Kier himself:

“This Just Got Serious”