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Urinary Incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.

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What is urge incontinence, and how is it treated?

Urge incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss or urine. Treatment options range from conservative to more invasive.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston January 10, 2019

Is urine incontinence normal for women?

Although urine incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common symptom that affects 1 in 4 women, it's not normal. Learn about evaluation and treatment options.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife July 30, 2018

6 helpful tips for managing urinary retention and incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a prevalent issue, with anywhere from 25-50 percent of women reporting an episode in the past year. Managing urinary conditions can be frustrating and time consuming, but there are helpful tips and lifestyle changes that can reduce the burden this condition causes.

October 25, 2016

Don't stress over urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine during an activity that causes increased pressure. Find out more about the causes and treatment options available.

October 14, 2015

Constantly looking for a restroom?

So much is at stake when you feel as though you can't go anywhere without planning for restroom stops, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Jenny Hastreiter, P.T. By Jenny Hastreiter April 30, 2015