How do I know if I have stress incontinence?

Leak with event. Stress incontinence usually has an immediate identifiable cause such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, hopping, or jumping. Leaking events are related to specific activities. Stress incontinence is usually not related to strong urges to empty your bladder. To be certain, see a specialist.
Leaking w/activity. Stress incontinence is a leaking of urine with cough, laugh sneeze, exercise, or standing Resources: www.voicesforpfd.org.
Stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is defined as the accidental leakage of urine with increases in intra-abdominal pressure. It occurs with such things as coughing sneezing laughing jumping lifting and exercise.

Related Questions

How come I have stress incontinence, but nobody else in the family has it?

Common problem. You are likely not the only person in your family with stress incontinence. This is an embarrassing problem for many women, and they are reluctant to discuss it. This is very common. Talk to your doctor and get referred to someone who treats sui. This is an entirely treatable condition. Today's procedures are done as an outpatient and have success rates of 90-95%. Don't delay! seek care. Read more...
Joys of Motherhood. Possibly because no one else in the family has pelvic organ prolapse from either childbirth, vaginal trauma, or chronic vaginal pressure (like constipation with straining, work related lifting, trampoline enthusiast, etc). It's not inherited. My guess is that you're the mom & have at least 2 of the above risks. Do your kegels and see your gyn if you don't improve or if you worsen. It's fixable. Read more...
Depends. Most cases of stress urinary incontinence (sui) are the result of pelvic relaxation due to vaginal deliveries. For many women, kegel exercises can decrease the symptoms of sui. If your incontinence is affecting your daily activities, you should see a gynecologist or a urologist for diagnostic testing and discussion of treatment options. Read more...
Here are why... Fact: every life event is a process of lifelong making from genetic factors and lifestyle; no two persons are born equal. So, the strength of pelvic floor muscle, lifestyle including child birth, weight, etc. Widely differ among individuals, even from the same family. Know to us, not every one with vigorous physical activities has inguinal hernia, and vice versa, because the inborn strength of ... Read more...
Many causes. There are many factors that go into developing. Pregnancy, childbirth, straining, constipation, smoking, genetic strenghth of tissue, hard coughing, medical conditions.... Reource: www.voicesforpfd.org. Read more...

Can you tell me if I didn't run, so now I'm scared. Do I have stress incontinence?

Leakage. Of urine with running is likely stress incontinence. Treatment depends on if it's bothersome to you. Read more...
Stress Incontinence. Stress incontinence is a condition in which women leak urine with activity, coughing, sneezin... It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Most often it can occur as a result of childbirth but it can occur in women whom have never had children. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Read more...

I think I have stress incontinence and I'm finding kegel exercise hard. Is my other option to drink less and go more?

Surgery. Drinking less and emptying your bladder more ofen will eventually shrink your bladdecausing greater problems. Read more...
Dehydration not good. Dehydration and enforced frequency are not good answers see a physician who can evaluate your problem and offer other treatments. Read more...

What to do if I dashed off to the bathrooms my bladder just stopped holding as soon as I so now I'm scared. Do I have stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence. Not necessarily. Stress incontinence means that you unintentionally lose urine with certain movements/ activities (running, jumping rope, coughing, sneezing, etc). See your doctor if this symptom is not resolving. . Read more...
Urge Incontinence. Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. Read more...

Do I have stress incontinence if I can hold a liter but leak when sneeze or cough?

Weak vs overflow. Usually, a little leak after a cough/sneeze/bearing down is a result of stress incontinence- a weakness in the valve system that helps keep urine in. But, if you're keeping large volumes in and not going to the toilet when your body tells you to, it can also be simple overflow. Don't hold your urine in; you can ruin the feedback system of nerves in your bladder. Pee when your body tell you to! Read more...
Yes, you do! By definition, stress urinary incontinence refers to a condition where one leaks urine involuntarily with increase in abdominal pressure such as coughing, laughing, exercising, etc. It is a very common problem in women. However, it can be easily managed in most women. Your situation may be little complicated becasue your bladder holds more than 3 times the average. You should be evaluated. Read more...