A 50-year-old member asked:
what exactly is urinary incontinence in women?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Denise Elser answered
Specializes in Gynecology
Urine leakage: Urinary incontinence (ui) is the unintended loss of urine or urine leakage. The most common types of ui in women are stress (sui) and urge incontinence (uui). Sui is leakage associated w/ physical stress on the bladder, such as cough, sneeze, jump, lifting & causes are weak ligaments and muscles around the bladder opening. Uui occurs with an urge & leakage starts before one is seated on toilet.
Answered on Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hugo Ribot answered
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leakage of urine: Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage or escape of urine from the bladder when the patient is not sitting on the toilet and ready to void (empty the bladder).
Answered on Oct 21, 2013
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf answered
22 years experience Gynecology
Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist
Answered on Jan 11, 2015
Dr. Robert Harris answered
30 years experience Urogynecology
UI: Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine from your urethra/bladder when you don't want it to happen. There are many causes but the most common are stress incontinence (leaking with coughing, sneezing, exercising, etc.) and urge incontinence (unable to make it to the toilet prior to voiding).
Answered on Feb 7, 2015
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