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Urinary Incontinence

Symptoms and Signs of Urinary Incontinence

The primary symptoms of urinary incontinence are leaking urine and a sudden, strong urge to urinate. Other symptoms may include:

  • An inability to urinate
  • Pain related to filling the bladder and/or urination itself (without a proven bladder infection)
  • Progressively weaker urinary stream with or without a feeling that the bladder hasn’t completely emptied
  • An increased rate of urination without a proven bladder infection
  • Needing to rush to the restroom, and losing urine if you do not make it in time
  • Abnormal urination or changes in urination
  • An abnormality that interferes with urination, such as a stroke, spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis
  • Frequent bladder infections

It is important to note that each individual experiences these symptoms differently, and that the symptoms may resemble or be indicative or other medical issues. 

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