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Have you ever had a moment where you were unsure if you were going to make it to the toilet to urinate? Or maybe even felt like a little bit of urine had been released after coughing? These are both signs of urinary incontinence. Millions of people all over the world have issues with urinary incontinence. This problem could make life very difficult on a day to day basis. Being unable to control your urination patterns can be very embarrassing and discomforting. There are multiple types of urinary incontinence. If you or someone you know has issues with urination, then talking to a Urologist at Z Urology can be a simple and easy fix.


Different Types of Urinary Incontinence


There are five main types of urinary incontinence. Each one depicting a situation where the body is under some type of stress causing the release of urine.

  1. Stress Incontinence
    1. Stress incontinence is the most common for of urinary incontinence. This is when the body is under some type of abdominal strain from either physical exertion or sneezing / coughing. Due to this abdominal strain, there are traces of urine that leak.
  2. Urge Incontinence
    1. Urge incontinence is mainly what happens when people have the sudden feeling of needing to urinate. However, because this sudden urge was felt at the latest possible time, they are unable to reach the toilet. This is mainly due to blockage within the bladder.
  3. Overflow Incontinence
    1. Overflow incontinence is exactly as it sounds. If there is too much urine stored up and has not been released, then trace amounts will begin to flow out through the urinary sphincter.
  4. Mixed Incontinence
    1. Mixed incontinence is usually a combination of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
  5. Functional Incontinence
    1. Functional incontinence is an urge incontinence that is in combination with a physical ailment that makes it difficult for them to reach the bathroom in time to urinate.