Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence
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Urinary incontinence is a symptom of other conditions. Any loss of voluntary bladder control can be considered incontinence.
- Leaking triggered by laughing, sneezing, lifting heavy objects, or exercise
- A strong urge to urinate followed by loss of urine
- Inability to hold urine long enough to make it to a restroom
- Difficulty initiating urination
- Straining to empty the bladder
- Decreased urinary stream or “dribbling”
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed. McGraw-Hill; 1998.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 17th ed. Merck & Co; 1999.
Last reviewed November 2008 by ]]>Adrienne Carmack, MD]]>
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