Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine; or simply put, to go when you don’t intend to. Urinary incontinence is a much more common problem than most people realize. Though common, urinary incontinence is not considered “normal” at any age. You’re not alone and we can help.
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Female urinary incontinence can be grouped in several distinct categories, although women often have symptoms found in more than one category (i.e., mixed incontinence).
Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence and is characterized by urinary leakage during activities including coughing, sneezing, exercising, lifting, and laughing. As the condition progresses, it can become severe enough to happen with simple acts including bending and walking.
Urge Incontinence (Overactive bladder)
Often referred to as “overactive bladder.” Inability to hold urine long enough to reach restroom.
When two or more causes contribute to urinary incontinence. Often refers to the presence of both stress and urge incontinence.
Leakage or “spill-over” of urine when the quantity of urine exceeds the bladder’s capacity to hold it. Small amounts of leakage happen frequently throughout the day and night. This kind of leakage is less common among women, unless they have had bladder surgery, significant vaginal prolapse, or a neurologic problem.
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