There are 4 types of urinary incontinence that are most common in women:
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI): The involuntary release or leakage of urine during sudden movements like coughing, sneezing, laughing, and exercising.
Urge Incontinence: The sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by bladder leakage. You may feel like you never get to the bathroom fast enough, or you may wake up several times a night with a strong urge to urinate.
Mixed Incontinence: Occurs when women have symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence.
Overflow Incontinence: The bladder doesn’t completely empty due to dysfunctional nerves or a blockage in the urethra that prevents urine flow.
One of the most common types of incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, affects women of all ages. In fact,1 in 3 women suffer from stress urinary incontinence.1
|1.||The Lewin Group. Prevalence and treatment patterns of pelvic health disorders among US women. 2007.|