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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
113 doctors shared insights

Leaking Urine (Overview)

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. This is common late in pregnancy when the baby is large and pressing directly on the bladder.


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What could cause me to leak urine?

What could cause me to leak urine?

Seek evaluation.: There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui). Overactive bladder or a weak sphincter are causes. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui you are experiencing. Some types of leakage are treated with pelvic exercise, some with medication, and others with procedures, even surgery. A gynecologist or urologist will have expertise and can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
113 doctors shared insights

Leaking Urine (Overview)

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. This is common late in pregnancy when the baby is large and pressing directly on the bladder.


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What does leaking urine mean?

What does leaking urine mean?

Urinary incontinence: Means you have a problem with urinary control. May be due to problems with urinary sphincters, urethra or bladder. Could be either an anatomic or a neurologic problem. Suggest you consult with a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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How can I stop from leaking urine?

How can I stop from leaking urine?

Treatable condition: Two common reasons for urine leakage in women. Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder spasms pushing urine out. Medications help. Stress incontinence occurs after childbirth where the urethra support is stretched so it sags and urine leakage occurs with coughing, laughing, and exercise. Kegels may help. If not, then a sling works well: takes 10 minutes, outpatient, & recovery in few days. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like i'm leaking urine constantly?

Why do I feel like i'm leaking urine constantly?

Could be urine: Continuous leakage can happen with very weak urethra or bladder opening, or with fistula, which is an abnormal hole or connection btw bladder and another organ. In some women who perceive constant leakage, they always have wet pads due to very frequent leakage without a sensation of when the leak is occurring. This symptom needs evaluation by urogyne or urologist. ...Read more

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Why would I be leaking urine?

Why would I be leaking urine?

Female incontinence: Female urinary incontinence can be due to an anatomical support problem , hyperactive bladder muscle or infection. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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How can be cured the urine leaking?

How can be cured the urine leaking?

Many treatments: Urine leakage has several different causes. Depending on the cause there are different treatments. Treatments do have good success rates in most cases. Males should consult a urologist. Urogynecologists are experts in female urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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My wife is leaking urine after she pees even. How can she get rid of the smell?

My wife is leaking urine after she pees even. How can she get rid of the smell?

Feminine wash, etc..: Depending on her age/health situation, she may be taking drugs for and have other conditions that can affect bladder function. Feminine washes/deodorants may help, but if there is a bad smell, it might mean something else is going on and a more serious disese might have to be ruled out. If this is interfering with life activities, it might be time to see the doctor for urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Why would I be leaking urine?

Female incontinence: Female urinary incontinence can be due to an anatomical support problem , hyperactive bladder muscle or infection. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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What does leaking urine mean?

Urinary incontinence: Means you have a problem with urinary control. May be due to problems with urinary sphincters, urethra or bladder. Could be either an anatomic or a neurologic problem. Suggest you consult with a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Denise Elser
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Urine Leaking (Definition)

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of bladder control. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when coughing or sneezing, to urinating before making it to the bathroom in time. Simply lifestyle changes or medical treatment can often ...Read more