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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine, whether it's a large amount or just a few drops.

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Many men and women in the United States experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lifetimes.

The four most common types of urinary incontinence are:

  1. Stress urinary incontinence = leakage with physical activity
  2. Urge urinary incontinence = leakage preceded by a sudden urge to urinate
  3. Mixed urinary incontinence = a mix of both stress and urge incontinence
  4. Overflow urinary incontinence = involves leakage due to a bladder that is always too full

Urinary Incontinence - Risks & Causes

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While the likelihood of experiencing urinary incontinence increases with age, it is not considered normal by any means, and can interfere with work, socializing, exercise, and sexual function.

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Urinary Incontinence - Symptoms & Evaluation

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Patients with stress urinary incontinence experience leakage of a small to moderate amount of urine with activity.

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Richard K. Lee, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Richard Lee

M.D., M.B.A.

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