The unintentional and frequent passage of urine is called urinary leak or more technically urinary incontinence. The existence of urinary incontinence is found more in women than men. According to an estimate about twice as many women as men are afflicted with urinary leak.
Urine leaks out while coughing, laughing, or doing some activity, such as running or jumping.
There is a sudden and intense urge to urinate, and urine leaks at the same time or just after.
The inability to empty the bladder completely can result in leaking
Quite a few women do not experience any symptoms and are completely unaware of the condition therefore. Women who do experience symptoms may get -
The urge to urinate may be caused by:
This is more common in men with prostate gland problems, a damaged bladder, or a blocked urethra. An enlarged prostate gland can obstruct the bladder. The bladder cannot hold as much urine as the body is making, or the bladder cannot empty completely, causing small amounts of urinary leakage.