Urinary incontinence the loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time.

If urinary incontinence affects your daily activities, don't hesitate to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a large impact on quality of life.

Urinary incontinence is often a result of an underlying medical condition but is under-reported to medical practitioners.

Enuresis is often used to refer to urinary incontinence primarily in children, such as nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).


  • Urge incontinence due to an overactive bladder.
  • Stress incontinence due to poor closure of the bladder.
  • Overflow incontinence due to either poor bladder contraction or blockage of the urethra.
  • Functional incontinence due to medications or health problems making it difficult to reach the bathroom.