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    Hi, guys

    I suffer from mild incontinence, I have a liquid discharge from my bowels. I used to wear two regular underwear, to make sure the discharge don't get on my outer garment, but its summer now, I sweat a lot and the moisture from the sweat made my outer clothing wet, and sometimes, sweat mixed with the discharge, manged to leak out and soil my outer clothes.

    So, I bought some pair of Plastic Pants (Polyurethane laminate), I am wearing them for the first time, till now they are doing a great job keeping the moisture in, my outer garments feel dry..However, I am sweating a lot inside. although it gets dry, if i sit underneath a fan, because PUL is breathable. i have a couple of questions about plastic pants though.

    1) How effective are these plastic pants, in keeping control this amount of moisture, I mean, there is no actual dripping or anything, just moisture from the sweat, can they prevent 100% of it from passing on to outer garments?

    2) PUL is not absorbent, so what happens to the moisture that does seeps out from my regular underwear, the wetness would be evaporated soon, but what about the discharge, it wont be absorbed by the PUL layer, so will it just slide between the underwear layer and the Plastic pant layer?

    any help would be much appreciated
    Thanks in advance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther View Post
    Hi, guys

    I suffer from mild incontinence, I have a liquid discharge from my bowels. I used to wear two regular underwear, to make sure the discharge don't get on my outer garment, but its summer now, I sweat a lot and the moisture from the sweat made my outer clothing wet, and sometimes, sweat mixed with the discharge, manged to leak out and soil my outer clothes.

    So, I bought some pair of Plastic Pants (Polyurethane laminate), I am wearing them for the first time, till now they are doing a great job keeping the moisture in, my outer garments feel dry..However, I am sweating a lot inside. although it gets dry, if i sit underneath a fan, because PUL is breathable. i have a couple of questions about plastic pants though.

    1) How effective are these plastic pants, in keeping control this amount of moisture, I mean, there is no actual dripping or anything, just moisture from the sweat, can they prevent 100% of it from passing on to outer garments?

    2) PUL is not absorbent, so what happens to the moisture that does seeps out from my regular underwear, the wetness would be evaporated soon, but what about the discharge, it wont be absorbed by the PUL layer, so will it just slide between the underwear layer and the Plastic pant layer?

    any help would be much appreciated
    Thanks in advance...
    First off what type of lining is in your PUL pants. It might require a change sometime during the day when your pants can no longer absorb
    anymore moisture. They could possibly start leaking around the leg openings when the lining gets saturated.

    Another possibility is the use of female IC pads if there available where you live. They have a moisture proof backing that will protect your
    underwear. When they get full you can just change the pad and continue on with what your doing.

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    Well, i don't think, I'll be using those pants again, I just took them off, and my skin was so sweaty, that it smelled, like when you take of your socks.. I showered, and took a sigh of relief..

    don't know about female IC Pads, but I have used female pads for menstruation, but they are difficult to buy and keeping stock of and hiding from family members.

    I dont know, what I am going to do now, I am too depressed, I am too young for this, I though plastic pants would work out, but they didn't..

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther View Post
    Well, i don't think, I'll be using those pants again, I just took them off, and my skin was so sweaty, that it smelled, like when you take of your socks.. I showered, and took a sigh of relief..

    don't know about female IC Pads, but I have used female pads for menstruation, but they are difficult to buy and keeping stock of and hiding from family members.

    I dont know, what I am going to do now, I am too depressed, I am too young for this, I though plastic pants would work out, but they didn't..
    The other item you could try is male guards if there available. In the US Depend and Tena sell them. As young as you are I would be thinking
    about getting medical attention.

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    I have actually, received medical attention...I have a condition, but the doctor says it is not in its severe form, surgery is needed to fix it, but surgery might makes things more complicated, so, no doctor is willing to perform it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther View Post
    I have actually, received medical attention...I have a condition, but the doctor says it is not in its severe form, surgery is needed to fix it, but surgery might makes things more complicated, so, no doctor is willing to perform it..
    Sorry to hear that about your condition. Here's another thought on what you could wear not knowing what's available in your country.
    It would be breathable pullups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther View Post
    Hi, guys

    I suffer from mild incontinence, I have a liquid discharge from my bowels. I used to wear two regular underwear, to make sure the discharge don't get on my outer garment, but its summer now, I sweat a lot and the moisture from the sweat made my outer clothing wet, and sometimes, sweat mixed with the discharge, manged to leak out and soil my outer clothes.

    So, I bought some pair of Plastic Pants (Polyurethane laminate), I am wearing them for the first time, till now they are doing a great job keeping the moisture in, my outer garments feel dry..However, I am sweating a lot inside. although it gets dry, if i sit underneath a fan, because PUL is breathable. i have a couple of questions about plastic pants though.

    1) How effective are these plastic pants, in keeping control this amount of moisture, I mean, there is no actual dripping or anything, just moisture from the sweat, can they prevent 100% of it from passing on to outer garments?

    2) PUL is not absorbent, so what happens to the moisture that does seeps out from my regular underwear, the wetness would be evaporated soon, but what about the discharge, it wont be absorbed by the PUL layer, so will it just slide between the underwear layer and the Plastic pant layer?

    any help would be much appreciated
    Thanks in advance...

    Panther

    The first thing in my opinion is to get a medical check done by specialist doctors - unless of course that has already been done and nothing else can be done to solve the issue.

    With that aside - I would recommend you to wear a THIN pad and some fixation pants... and skip the PUL / Plastic pant entirely.

    if you are not bladder incontinent and "only" suffer from minimal discharge (not fully Bowel incon) or if your urinary ic is really minimal - you can get away with surprisingly thin products.

    Personally during the day I usually get along just fine with TENA Comfort Plus (the thinnest) pads worn under a stretch type fixation pant.
    I have to change the pad usually a few times during the days...

    Now your "solution" suffers from a few "obvious" issues:
    - The double underwear isn't overly absorbent
    - the underwear is difficult to change on the road (unless you fancy undressing down to your pants / shoes in public toilets...)
    - the PUL pant whilst "breathable" is still pretty much air / water tight and will make you sweat
    - neither is the PUL or PU or PVC pant absorbent on its own as you have noticed correctly.

    if you wear thin mesh type fixation pants, and insert a thin / small pad... put your underwear on over this for comfort and you should be good for some time.
    Once the pad has had "enough" just change it for a fresh one.

    You will sweat far less, the pad actually can absorb sweat too... you will not be enclosed in plastic completely in your nether regions...
    its more hygienic than the double underwear + PUL thing as you can change and clean up easily on the go...
    it will be less smelly too.

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    ^ Hi, thanks for the recommendation, but the problem is where I am from, we only have Disposable diapers for incontinence, no other products. Companies don't deal in other stuff here in my country, Like, we have TENA here, but the only TENA Product Available here is there diapers.

    I ordered the plastic pants from USA. The Reusable ones are feasible to order, because they would last long and won't cost that much.

    I found these re-usable incontinence pads on Amazon, tell me what are your thoughts on these, should I order these, would they server the purpose?
    http://www.amazon.com/Esteem-Urinary...+pads+reusable

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    I had another thought, tell me if it seems like a good idea..I found a super-absorbent fabric on Amazon, goes by the name of Zorb, I am thinking of ordering those, and get a underwear brief stitched out from that fabric (I have a good tailor). I also have a PUL Fabric lying around in my house, and I am thinking of lining the area where there is discharge with a layer of PUL..I would have my own pair of reusable undies...Does this seem like a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther View Post
    ^ Hi, thanks for the recommendation, but the problem is where I am from, we only have Disposable diapers for incontinence, no other products. Companies don't deal in other stuff here in my country, Like, we have TENA here, but the only TENA Product Available here is there diapers.

    I ordered the plastic pants from USA. The Reusable ones are feasible to order, because they would last long and won't cost that much.

    I found these re-usable incontinence pads on Amazon, tell me what are your thoughts on these, should I order these, would they server the purpose?
    Amazon.com: Esteem Adult Urinary Reusable Incontinence Pads Moderate - 3 Pack: Health & Personal Care
    In your case I would those are worth a try. They should do the same thing as the disposable one's would.
    They should absorb the sweat as well.

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