Urinary Incontinence in Women, Urinary Tract Infections, Stress Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence in Women

The female anatomy. The biological function of women. Perhaps this is why incontinence, the accidental loss of urine, occurs twice as much in women. While aging, nerve damage and other disorders affect men and women near equal, there are some strictly female incontinence issues. In this article, we will discuss those issues affecting women- what causes urinary incontinence, how it can be treated and where to get support.

The most common form of Incontinence in women is stress incontinence, which is temporary and treatable. This usually results from problems with muscles that help to hold or release urine. And, the ever-so-changing female body causes these muscle problems:


When pregnant women have ultrasounds early in their pregnancies, they are told to have full bladders. This is so the bladder puts more pressure on the uterus so the fetus us easier to see. Later in pregnancy the bladder does not need to be full since the baby has grown. But, this information is given here to show you how close the bladder is and how the pregnancy can affect the bladder. The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder and when these muscles are weakened, the bladder pushes down toward the vagina. When this happens, the normal muscles that squeeze the urethra tight are not be used as effectively. So, something like pregnancy added weight from the baby and placenta can cause this leakage. It should clear up after childbirth.