What is stress incontinence?

The incontinence occurs in association with physical exertion. This may happen when the pressure within the abdomen is increased during coughing, sneezing or laughing. The 'stress? is physical and not emotional. Jolting movements such as jumping or running may similarly result in embarrassing leaks. In the worst situations, less strenuous movement including walking or moving in bed may be enough. Typically, there is no warning or feeling of need to empty the bladder. Sphincter incompetence means that the muscle that squeezes around the outlet from the bladder is too weak to prevent leakage in 'stress? situations.



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