Types of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence: Types list
The list of types of Urinary Incontinence mentioned in various sources includes:
- Stress incontinence - incontinence when you cough, sneeze or exert; due to weakness of pelvic floor muscles from exercise or physical exertion
- Urge incontinence - bladder emptying on its own; leakage with a sudden urge to urinate.
- Functional incontinence - problems with the functional or physical ability to get to the bathroom in time.
- Overflow incontinence - loss of the ability to sense when you need to urinate.
- Mixed incontinence - various combinations; especially combined urge and stress incontinence
- Transient incontinence - a temporary form of incontinence
- Bladder Incontinence (Pregnancy) - the common incontinence of pregnant women.
- Urinary incontinence in children - child bedwetting is rarely a long-term problem.
- Primary enuresis
- Secondary enuresis
- Nocturnal enuresis - during sleep at night.
- Diurnal enuresis - during the day when awake.
Curable Types of Urinary Incontinence:
Rare Types of Urinary Incontinence:
- Post surgeries like CNS, spinal and pelvic
- Connective tissue disease related
- Congestive heart failure related
- Hypertension related
- Postmenopausal hypoestrogenism
Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK (Excerpt)
The Types of Urinary Incontinence
||Leakage of small amounts of urine
during physical movement (coughing, sneezing,
||Leakage of large amounts of urine at
unexpected times, including during sleep|
||Untimely urination because of
physical disability, external obstacles, or problems in
thinking or communicating that prevent a person from reaching
||Unexpected leakage of small amounts
of urine because of a full bladder|
||Usually the occurrence of stress and
urge incontinence together|
||Leakage that occurs temporarily
because of a condition that will pass (infection,
(Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK
Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)
The most common types of urinary incontinence
Stress incontinence happens when urine
leaks during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy
objects, or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder.
It is the most common type of incontinence and can almost always be
Urge incontinence happens if you
can't hold your urine long enough to reach a toilet. Although
healthy people can have urge incontinence, it is often found in
people who have diabetes, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, or
multiple sclerosis. It can also be a warning sign of early bladder
cancer. In men, it is often a sign of an enlarged
Overflow incontinence happens when
small amounts of urine leak from a bladder that is always full. In
older men, this can occur when the flow of urine from the bladder is
blocked. Some people with diabetes also have this
Functional incontinence happens in
many older people who have relatively normal urine control but who
have a hard time getting to the toilet in time because of arthritis
or other crippling disorders. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Urinary Incontinence: Rare Types
Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:
Urinary Incontinence: Related Disease Topics
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