What is it?
The involuntary loss of urine whether it be a few drops or complete emptying of your bladder. If it wasn’t on purpose, then it’s incontinence.
Urge Incontinence (aka. overactive bladder):
Sudden urges to urinate and loss of control before reaching the bathroom. It is often associated with behaviours or triggers.
Leaking when there is an increase in pressure through the abdomen. For example, when sneezing, laughing, coughing, walking.
Both stress and urge incontinence are present.
When an overfull bladder constantly leaks due to a blockage at the urethra, weak or decreased contractility of the bladder, neuropathy, or an injury to the nerves that affects the bladder.
Inability to make it to the washroom in time due to physical, functional, or cognitive limitations.