About Female Incontinence

Incontinence is the inability to control your bladder. Although it is not something often talked about, many women of all ages suffer from it.
There are four types of incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence and mixed incontinence. Common causes of female incontinence include diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or even childbirth. Some surgeries may also cause incontinence.


In most cases, female incontinence can be overcome with non-invasive treatments. These include behavioral treatments such as kegel exercises and bladder training, as well as medications. If these treatments are unable to fix the problem, there are surgeries that can help.