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Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a symptom of other conditions. Any loss of voluntary bladder control can be considered incontinence.

Symptoms include:

  • 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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References:

Urinary incontinence. National Association for Continence website. Available at: https://www.nafc.org/urinary-incontinence. Accessed May 19, 2017.
Urinary incontinence in men. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated December 13, 2016. Accessed May 17, 2017.
Urinary incontinence in women. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated May 15, 2017. Accessed May 19, 2017
Last reviewed May 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014

 

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