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Do you go to the toilet “just in case?”

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

There are 3 main types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence: Tendency to leak due to an increase in the pressure in your abdomen. This is usually associated with coughing, sneezing, running and lifting.

  • Urge Urinary incontinence: Difficulty/ inability to hold urine for any desired about of time.

  • Mixed incontinence: A mixture of both mentioned above.

One of the reasons behind urge incontinence can be an overactive bladder with or without incontinence.

Symptoms of an overactive bladder include:

  • frequent urgency

  • increased frequency of urination during the day

  • waking up more than 1-2 times/ night with an urge to urinate.

A pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you assess contributing factors including fluid intake, can provide bladder retraining tips and assess your pelvic floor muscles to help you improve your urinary urgency.

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