Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence
Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
Urinary incontinence is a symptom of other conditions. Any loss of voluntary bladder control can be considered incontinence.
- Leaking triggered by laughing, sneezing, lifting heavy objects, or exercise
- A strong urge to urinate followed by loss of urine
- Inability to hold urine long enough to make it to a restroom
- Difficulty initiating urination
- Straining to empty the bladder
- Decreased urinary stream or “dribbling”
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 09/12/2012
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