The Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary IncontinenceMany men and women in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence may make day-to-day life more difficult as it can affect each individual psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Normal daily activities can be almost impossible to do because of this condition. Fortunately, there are ways to treat urinary incontinence and help make it less of an issue. Here are the signs and symptoms of urinary incontinence.

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the sudden and urgent need to use the restroom to pee. You may also not be able to hold it in. This loss of bladder control can be embarrassing and inconvenient. Urinary incontinence can cause a range of issues which include small leaks to sudden accidents with no warning.

Signs & Symptoms

One of the main signs of urinary incontinence is the inability to control your bladder fully. Other signs can include pain and discomfort in the bladder region, as well as excessive muscle contractions in the bladder region. Another sign of urinary incontinence is constant urinary leakage throughout the day. One of the main signs of urinary incontinence is having to frequently urinate throughout the day.

Treatment Options

There are a few treatments that can help with urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor exercises can help strengthen the muscles that support your urinary system and help you control the flow of urine in your body. Other treatments include the following:

  • Medication
  • Nerve stimulation therapy
  • Surgery

There are different kinds of surgery that may be able to help you with your urinary incontinence. One of these surgical options, augmentation cystoplasty surgery, aims to enlarge your bladder using tissue from your intestines.

Schedule An Appointment Today

At the Greater Hartford Urology Group, located in Hartford, CT, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. We know how difficult it can be to day to day activities dealing with urinary incontinence. If you are interested in urinary incontinence treatment or have any other questions, give us a call at 860-522-2251 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at for more information.

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