There are two main types of urinary incontinence. These are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence. If you have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you may lose urine when you:
- Laugh, sneeze or cough
- Walk or exercise
- Get up from a seated or lying position.
- Have intercourse
If you have urge urinary incontinence you might have:
- Sudden losses of urine without any warning
- The inability to reach the toilet soon enough when the urge to void arises
- To plot out a trip around town based on the location of certain restrooms
What Can You Do If You Have Incontinence
First, talk to your provider. With your help, he or she can determine the type and cause of your incontinence, which is the first step toward finding the best treatment for you. There are many treatment options for incontinence including pelvic physical therapy, pessary placement, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.