What Is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Q:
What is stress urinary incontinence?

A:
Stress urinary incontinence is a specific type of urinary incontinence. It happens when the bladder passes urine accidentally during physical activity.

Usually, an adult can store 480 milliliters of urine in the bladder. But if they have stress incontinence, their bladder’s ability to hold urine grows weak.

It often happens when you:

  • Exercise
  • Cough
  • Laugh
  • Sneeze

Possible causes:

  • Damage of the urethra area
  • Giving birth
  • Use of certain medicines
  • Prostate or pelvic area surgery

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