Types of Urinary Incontinence

Types of Urinary Incontinence in Women

The types of UI in women include:

Stress Incontinence:

  • Involuntary release of urine, especially when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
  • Leaking a small to moderate amount of urine

Urge Incontinence:

Mixed Incontinence

  • 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.

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