The treatments you need to help stop your bladder leaking will depend upon the cause of your leaking.
There are two main causes of bladder leaking:
Many women have a combination of stress and urge incontinence- we call this "mixed incontinence".
- The urethra (the tube which carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) should act like a valve to hold urine in the bladder. If you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, run or lift, your urethra is not working properly. This is called stress incontinence.
- If you have to go to the bathroom too often (frequency); if you get a strong urge to pee which makes you hurry to get to a toilet (urgency); if you start to leak urine before you can get your clothes off (urge incontinence), the bladder storage system is not working as it should.