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Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.

Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

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  1. Urinary Incontinence (National Library of Medicine)  
    Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It ...
  2. ... repair; ISD repair; Injectable bulking agents for stress urinary incontinence ... Blaivas JM, Gormley EA, et al. Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Update Panel of the American Urological Association Education ...
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  4. Urinary Incontinence in Women From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
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  5. Urinary Incontinence (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
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  7. Urinary Incontinence (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
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  10. Bladder Tests before Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women May Be Unnecessary From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Women’s Health and Education Center Bladder Tests before Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women May Be Unnecessary NIH-funded ... commonly done in women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence may not be necessary, according to a study ...
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