<p><a href="/health/urinary-incontinence/what-is-urinary-incontinence">Urinary incontinence</a> (UI) is a fancy name for the accidental release of urine, which can affect both men and women. Sometimes it's <a href="/health/urinary-incontinence/know-if-have-stress-incontinence">stress incontinence</a>—a minor leak when you sneeze or laugh too hard. Or you may have <a href="/health/urinary-incontinence/what-is-urge-incontinence">urge incontinence</a>—the sudden need to urinate without enough time to make it to the bathroom. Other times there's a <a href="/health/urinary-incontinence/what-causes-urinary-incontinence">medical reason</a> behind it. The good news? UI can be treated.</p>Start here
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Urinary Incontinence Q&As
How common is urinary incontinence?
<p>Up to 33 percent of older adults are incontinent. More than half of all people in nursing homes have some form of urinary incontinence. And although the rate is much lower for younger adults, it can still be somewhat common. Regardless of the rate, however, if you have urinary incontinence, you should speak to your doctor as there are numerous treatments that can help reduce or even eliminate accidents.</p>
- QWhat is urge incontinence?
- QIs urinary incontinence a chronic issue?
- QWhat is nocturia?
- QIs urinary incontinence serious?
- QWhat causes stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?
- QWhen should I call my doctor if I have urinary incontinence?
- QWhat is gross total urinary incontinence?
- QWhat is urinary incontinence?
- QWhy do prostate cancer treatments cause urinary incontinence?
- QShould I tell the doctor about incontinence from a neurological disorder?
- QWhy is urinary incontinence more common in women?
- QHow can I prepare for a doctor visit for urinary incontinence?
- QWhat can I do if I pee when I laugh?
- QWhat causes urinary incontinence in women?
- QWhen should men see a doctor for urinary incontinence?