Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It can happen when you cough, sneeze, laugh or engage in other activities such as exercise, walking and jumping (this is called Stress Urinary Incontinence), and/or is associated with a strong sense of urgency (called Urge Urinary Incontinence).
It is important to work out which type of incontinence you have, as this will then determine what tests are needed and the type of treatment you will be offered.
Patients with urinary incontinence are seen in the Urogynaecology clinic. Please bring with you any tests that your GP has organised (including urine tests, and kidney and/or pelvic ultrasound) as well as a bladder diary (which you can find attached on this page).
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