What are Urinary Incontinence Symptoms?

Each woman may experience urinary incontinence symptoms differently. Many women feel that it can be an embarrassing and bothersome problem and report that it impacts their quality of life. Most commonly, women experience symptoms related to urgency incontinence and or stress incontinence. If you feel that your symptoms are impacting your quality of life, you should seek medical evaluation and treatment.

Common symptoms of stress urinary incontinence may include:

  • Leakage of urine, especially when you cough, laugh, or sneeze OR with physical activity such as running and jumping.

The symptoms of urgency urinary incontinence include:

  • Leakage of urine associated with a strong urge to urinate. Many women notice that this becomes worse with several “triggers” including hearing running water, cold temperatures and anticipation of voiding.

Women may also experience a combination of symptoms related to both types of incontinence, which is known as mixed urinary incontinence.