Urinary incontinence, the loss of urine when exercising, laughing, coughing, or sneezing, can range from the slight leakage of urine to severe, frequent wetting.

These are the most common symptoms of urinary incontinence:

  1. Not being able to urinate
  2. Pain related to filling the bladder or pain when urinating without bladder infection
  3. Stream of urine gets weaker and weaker whether or not you feel that you have emptied your bladder completely
  4. Urinating more without a bladder infection
  5. Needing to rush to the restroom or losing urine if you do not get to a restroom in time
  6. Abnormal urination or changes related to stroke, spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis
  7. Urine leakage that prevents activities
  8. Leakage of urine that starts or continues after surgery
  9. Leakage of urine that causes embarrassment
  10. Frequent bladder infections
The symptoms of UI may look like other conditions or health problems. Always see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

To learn more about physical therapy services for stress incontinence visit the Saint Peter’s Sports Medicine Institute or the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Saint Peter’s University Hospital

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