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Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone at any age, although it becomes more common as women grow older. Symptoms range from minor leakage to uncontrollable wetting. Most urinary incontinence control problems occur when bladder muscles are too weak. Weak bladder muscles can cause you to have accidents when you sneeze, laugh, jump or lift heavy objects. This is known as stress incontinence (SI). Older women and women who have given birth to children are the most at-risk group for SI.
Overactive bladder or urge incontinence occurs when your bladder muscles are too active. Women feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when there is little urine in the bladder.
Learn more about urodynamic testing and treatments for Urinary Incontinence.