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    Symptoms

    The main symptom of urinary incontinence is a problem controlling urination.

    • Symptoms of stress incontinence:
      • Involuntary release of urine, especially when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
      • Leaking a small to moderate amount of urine
    • Symptoms of urge incontinence:
      • Frequent and sudden uncontrollable need to urinate
      • May leak a moderate to large amount of urine, although a small amount is possible

    It is common for a woman to have symptoms of both types of incontinence. This is called mixed incontinence.

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    A lecture hall, the theater, a ballgame: if the setting is crowded, incontinence is a hassle. Many people avoid those events. Others get crafty in devising their exit plans. "People can be very strategic," says Roger Dmochowski, MD, a urologist and director of the Vanderbilt Continence Center in Nashville, Tenn. "It's amazing how good some people are at estimating their bladder problem. They have a fairly good idea of the time frame they're working with. They try to make it through the challenging...

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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