Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine during physical activity, which may include but is not limited to:

  • coughing
  • laughing
  • lifting

Incontinence occurs when the muscles that support the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) are weakened or damaged. This can happen as a result of childbirth, trauma, hormone changes and many other reasons.

Coughing

Lifting

Laughing

Sneezing

Incontinence occurs when the muscles that support the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) are weakened or damaged. This can happen as a result of childbirth, trauma, hormone changes and many other reasons.

You don’t have to live like this!

Stress Urinary Incontinence can be treated both surgically or nonsurgically.

  • coughing
  • laughing
  • lifting

Incontinence occurs when the muscles that support the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) are weakened or damaged. This can happen as a result of childbirth, trauma, hormone changes and many other reasons.

You don’t have to live like this.

Stress Urinary Incontinence can be treated both surgically or nonsurgically.

Bladder Control Quiz

Take Control. Proactively Manage Your Bladder Health.

Do you have questions regarding your bladder health?

Have you wondered if you should speak with a physician about your bladder control issues?

To see if you could benefit from talking with a physician who specializes in bladder control issues, answer these nine questions:

  1. Are your daily activities regularly interrupted because you have to use the bathroom frequently?
  2. When you leave your home, do you find that you look for bathrooms everywhere you go?
  3. To address leakage issues, do you wear pads or other types of protection?
  4. When you leave home, do you sometimes carry a change of clothes in case you have an accident?
  5. Do you sometimes have accidents before you reach the bathroom?
  6. Does sneezing, coughing, laughing or lifting heavy objects cause you to occasionally leak?
  7. Is your urine stream weak? Has your urine stream turned into a spray?
  8. Do you have trouble using tampons? Have you experienced an issue with tampons falling out?
  9. After standing on your feet for a long duration, do you feel pressure or bulging in your vagina?

 

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, consider talking with your physician about your bladder health and the options you have to manage it.

Bladder control issues are not simply typical aging issues, and leakages are not an inconvenience that you have to live with.

You do have options.

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