What causes dribbling of urine in women?

Dribbling of urine in women can be caused by the following factors:

  • overactive bladder muscles
  • weakened pelvic floor muscles and support
  • nerve damage that affects bladder control
  • interstitial cystitis (chronic bladder inflammation) or other bladder conditions
  • disability or limitation that makes it difficult to get to the toilet quickly
  • side effects from a prior surgery
  • inability to empty the bladder completely, which then overflows as new urine is produced

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