Female Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is an involuntary leaking of urine. It is a very common and upsetting problem, but many women will not consult their doctors about this problem, as it is quite embarrassing.

This burden and embarrassment may however affect self-esteem and place stress on relationships. There are 3 main types of incontinence: stress, urge, and mixed incontinence.

More than half of incontinence is due to weakness of the neck of the bladder. This type is called stress incontinence.