Urinary incontinence is the involuntary excretion of urine from one's body. It is often temporary, and it almost always results from an underlying medical condition. In this article, the term "incontinence" will be used to mean urinary incontinence. See also fecal incontinence. Types of incontinence Stress incontinence Stress incontinence is incontinence caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising or other movements that increase intrabdominal pressure and thus increase pressu ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine from your bladder. The problem has varying degrees of severity. Some people experience only occasional, minor leaks — or dri...
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... Urinary incontinence isn''t a disease itself. It indicates some underlying problem or condition that likely can and should be treated. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what''s b...
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Risk factors
... With so many possible causes, it''s not surprising that incontinence is common. These factors increase your risk of developing this common condition: Sex. Women are twice as likely as men are to have ...
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When to seek medical advice
... You may feel uncomfortable discussing incontinence with your doctor. But seeking medical advice for incontinence is important for several reasons: First, incontinence may indicate a more serious under...
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Screening and diagnosis
... The first step in diagnosing urinary incontinence is to see your doctor for a complete medical exam. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. How often do you need to urinate? Whe...
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