Urinary incontinence is when you are not able to control when your urine (“pee”) comes out. Either you cannot pee when you want to, or you cannot stop your pee from coming out.
There are different types of urinary incontinence.
Urine leaks during certain activities. This may happen during lifting, sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising.
When your body, your mind or the situation you are in prevents you from controlling your urine.
You may not be able to get to a toilet in time if you:
- Have trouble walking.
- Do not know where a toilet is.
- Do not realize you have to urinate.
Urine dribbles from an overly full bladder.
You may have:
- Frequent urination of small amounts
- A hard time starting to urinate
- A slow stream
- A feeling that your bladder has not completely emptied.
Also called “overactive bladder”. You may feel a strong need to urinate (“go pee”). Sometimes the urge is so strong that you cannot control it and your bladder empties by itself.
You have more than one type of incontinence.