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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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Kegel Exercises: Treating Male Urinary Incontinence

Male urinary incontinence is both preventable and manageable. Kegel exercises can help you take control of your leaky bladder. If you practice Kegel exercises (also called pelvic floor exercises) for five minutes, two or three times daily, you will likely see significant improvement in your ability to control urinary leakage.  Another bonus: Kegel exercises can also help you have more intense orgasms, and improve erections.

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Last Updated: January 14, 2014
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