Why do I leak urine when I cough, laugh, or sneeze?

Why do I leak urine when I cough, laugh, or sneeze?

Leakage of urine with cough, laugh, or sneeze is a type of incontinence called "stress incontinence." With activity, there comes a strong urge to urinate followed by a bladder spasm and a gush of fluid. Stress incontinence is common among women and could worsen with childbirth, age, and illness. Well, there's no need to avoid exercise class or dread allergy season because you have stress incontinence. There are several treatment options available for stress incontinence. First, we need to make sure you don't have a bladder infection. Next, we should explore simple, non-surgical options that are immediately effective for stress incontinence. Are you ready to feel better? Let's talk soon.

Author
Dr. Chetanna Okasi Dr. Okasi is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist, and the medical director of Women's Wellness MD. Her mission is to help women achieve total wellness of mind, body, and spirit.

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