What is Urinary Incontinence or Stress Urinary Incontinence? | Women's Excellence, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Rochester MI

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the leakage of urine during activities that increase abdominal pressure such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or other physical activities. Much more goes into answering the question “what is urinary incontinence” than this basic answer since every case is different.

SUI results from the relaxation of vaginal and pelvic support tissues often due to vaginal trauma from childbirth and/or the aging process. Other causes include previous surgery for incontinence and radiation.

Overview of Symptoms

  • Urinating when you cough, laugh sneeze, or life something heavy
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Bedwetting
  • Sudden urge to urinate

Overview of Treatment Options

  • Kegel exercises
  • Medication
  • Periurethral injections
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures

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