Urinary incontinence is broadly divided into;

Stress incontinence = Pelvic floor deficiency or weakness.

Urge incontinence = Overactive bladder muscle, which can at ties relate to neurologic conditions.

Overflow incontinence = Prostate blockage with retained urine, and overflow.

Mixed incontinence = a mixture of the above.

Careful urologic assessment is required including; pressure flow urodynamics, cystoscopy, ultrasound, bladder voiding diary, and simple urine tests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the management of urinary incontinence ?

It can be as simple as a course of antibiotics. However, it can involve Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) cuff, for heavy stress incontinence. Alternatively, Botox injections can be used for overactive bladder, which is unresponsive to oral medications.