About Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, experts estimate one in three women experience occasional or chronic symptoms. Learn more about the different types of incontinence, symptoms, causes, risk factors and complications below.

Not all incontinence is created equal


Incontinence can be embarrassing, but understanding what causes your overactive or leaking bladder can improve your chances of getting it under control. Identifying which of the 5 main types of incontinence you suffer from is step 1.

Proper diagnosis essential to treating incontinence


The first step to treat incontinence is to properly diagnose the specific type of incontinence you are suffering from. Your doctor will likely start with a complete history and physical exam.

Identify and address what’s causing the problem

Symptoms & Causes

Urinary incontinence has many causes that can include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or simply age. It’s important to understand that incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. To properly treat your incontinence we need to understand what is causing it.

Prevention is possible

Risk Factors & Complications

Your chances of developing urinary incontinence increases the older you get. Age is just one of many different factors that can increase the likelihood of developing bladder leakage. Complications can also arise if left untreated.