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    Your symptoms depend on the type of urinary incontinence you have.

    The main symptom of stress incontinencestress incontinence is the leaking of urine when you cough, laugh, lift, strain, or change posture.

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    Symptoms of urge incontinenceurge incontinence may include:

    • A sudden, urgent need to urinate.
    • Sudden leakage of a large amount of urine.
    • The need to urinate frequently, often at night.

    Symptoms of overflow incontinenceoverflow incontinence may include:

    • A urine stream that starts and stops when you urinate.
    • Leakage of a small amount of urine.
    • A weak urine stream.
    • A need to strain while urinating and a sense that the bladder is not empty.
    • An urgent need to urinate, often at night.
    • Leaking urine while asleep.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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