How Urinary Incontinence Affects Women
Urologists treat more women for urinary incontinence than men. Incontinence is more likely to affect women because of anatomical differences, and because the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the muscles and tissues surrounding the bladder. Although incontinence is common for women, you don’t have to live with it. Talk to a doctor about your symptoms.
As you’ll learn when you watch this video, the urologist may diagnose you with stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or overflow incontinence. Stress incontinence is particularly common. It happens during any activities that exert abdominal pressure, such as laughing or sneezing.