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What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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