Urinary incontinence is defined as the inability to control urine flow. The condition can occur in four forms, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed urinary incontinence or overflow incontinence.
Urine leakage is caused by an increase in abdominal pressure, such as sneezing, coughing or laughing.
An urge to urinate that occurs suddenly. Patients may be unable to make it to the toilet before leakage occurs.
Mixed Urinary Incontinence
Urinary problems may be a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
The bladder is unable to empty properly causing the patient to leak and urinate frequently.
This condition is characterized by urinary frequency, urgency or urge incontinence. It can occur in both men and women, but women are affected with the condition more often. Typically, overactive bladder occurs later in life.
Non-Obstructive Urinary Retention
This condition is characterized by the inability to completely empty the bladder. Patients typically produce a weak or dribbling stream of urine.
Specific conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), cancer or urethral structures may interfere with the body’s ability to pass urine completely.