What are the different types of incontinence?

Stress incontinence: In this problem, urine is involuntarily lost during physical stress. Physical stress can include activities such as coughing, sneezing, and laughing.

Urge incontinence: This problem is characterized by having a sudden urge to urinate, which then leads to involuntary loss of urine.

Overflow incontinence: The bladder doesn’t empty properly in this type of incontinence, and thus some urine dribbles involuntarily. 

Mixed incontinence: This involves two or more types of incontinence – usually stress and urge.

Functional incontinence: This is a temporary condition and can be due to a short-term medical problem.

Total incontinence: When you lose complete control over your bladder, it’s called total incontinence.


types of incontinence