Urinary Incontinence: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. Incontinence results from an inability to hold urine in the bladder due to loss of voluntary control over the muscles (urinary sphincters) around the opening of the urine tube (ureter).

Other causes of incontinence, urine

  • Medications (Both Prescription and Nonprescription)
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pelvic Trauma (Including Childbirth)
  • Pelvic Tumor
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Senility and Aging
  • Terror

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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.