What are the major types of urinary incontinence?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Classification of urinary incontinence into types allows the clinician to make an educated guess at a particular anatomic abnormality that warrants further investigation. The major types of urinary incontinence are as follows:

  • Stress incontinence

  • Urge incontinence

  • Mixed incontinence

  • Overflow incontinence


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