Urinary incontinence

Alternative Names

Loss of bladder control; Uncontrollable urination; Urination – uncontrollable; Incontinence – urinary

Definition of Urinary incontinence

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. It can range from an occasional leakage of urine, to a complete inability to hold any urine.

Review

Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/30/2009

Female urinary tract
Male urinary tract

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