Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an extremely common condition, affecting over 3 million people in the UK. It is defined as the unintentional passing of urine.

There are four different types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence – Urine leaks when the bladder is under additional pressure e.g. after coughing or sneezing.
  • Urge incontinence – A sudden urge to urinate comes and causes a leak of urine.
  • Overflow incontinence – When you are unable to completely empty your bladder and urinary leakage occurs when the bladder is full.
  • Total incontinence – When the bladder is unable to hold any urine, resulting in constant urine leakage.


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