There are two main types of urinary incontinence. These are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence.

If you have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you may lose urine when you:

  • Laugh, sneeze or cough
  • Walk or exercise
  • Get up from a seated or lying position.

If you have urge urinary incontinence you might have:

  • Sudden losses of urine without any warning
  • The inability to reach the toilet soon enough when the urge to void arises
  • To plot out a trip around town based on the location of certain restrooms.

What can I do if I think I have SUI?

First, talk to your provider. With your help, he or she can determine the type and cause of your incontinence, which is the first step toward finding the best treatment for you.

Your provider will probably examine you and will possibly suggest urodynamic measurement tests, which can easily be performed in our office. To learn more information about urodynamic measurement tests, please check out this web site.

If you are having symptoms of urinary incontinence, please feel free to discuss these with any of the providers at Piedmont HealthCare’s Lake Norman OB-GYN.