The types of UI in women include:
- Involuntary release of urine, especially when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
- Leaking a small to moderate amount of urine
- Frequent and sudden uncontrollable need to urinate
- May leak a moderate to large amount of urine, although a small amount is possible
- Mixed incontinence is when stress and urgency incontinence occur together.
Other Types of Incontinence
- Functional incontinence occurs when physical disability, external obstacles, or problems in thinking or communicating keep a person from reaching a toilet in time.
- Transient incontinence is UI that lasts a short time. Transient incontinence is usually caused by medications or a temporary condition, such as: a urinary tract infection (UTI, caffeine or alcohol consumption, chronic coughing, constipation, medication— blood pressure medications can cause increased production of urine, short-term mental impairment and overflow incontinence happens when the bladder doesn’t empty properly, causing it to spill over.