There are 2 main categories of incontinence
- Leakage of small amounts of urine due to an increase in abdominal pressure caused by other body reactions or activities, such as sneezing, laughing, lifting or coughing.
- Is due to a loss of support from the urethra. It is commonly observed as a consequence of damage to pelvic support structures that occur during childbirth or trauma.
- Dysfunction caused by uninhibited contractions of the detrusor (bladder) muscle. When these contractions occur, the bladder leaks large amounts of urine and often does not give you sufficient warning to get to the bathroom in time
- Also, known as overactive bladder