The main symptom of urinary incontinence is a problem controlling urination.
Symptoms of stress incontinence:
- Involuntary release of urine, especially when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
- Leaking a small to moderate amount of urine
Symptoms of urge incontinence:
- Frequent and sudden uncontrollable need to urinate
- May leak a moderate to large amount of urine, although a small amount is possible
It is common for a woman to have symptoms of both types of incontinence. This is called mixed incontinence.
The tests done to diagnose include:
- Genital exam in men
- Pelvic exam in women
- Rectal exam
- Bladder diary
- Urodynamic testing
- Residual urine test