Incontinence is the unwanted or accidental leakage of urine from the bladder. Many refer to it as ‘loss of bladder control’, a ‘leaky bladder’ or a ‘weak bladder’. Episodes of incontinence are often referred to as ‘accidents’. Urine leakage can be just a few drops or a dribble or may be a stream. Some urine leakage can be severe, which is when the entire bladder contents leak.
This section explains how the bladder works; states the types of urinary incontinence and why it happens; shows what women and men as well as their doctors can do about urinary incontinence; provides information on what living with urinary incontinence is like; as well as offers general information on urinary incontinence.