General Urology

Mixed Incontinence: Mixed Urinary Leakage

What Is It?

Urinary incontinence (UI), or urinary leakage, is the most common form of urinary leakage and is a combination of stress and urge urinary leakage. Some individuals have one component of leakage that predominates (i.e., stress leakage is more bothersome than urge leakage).

Symptoms of Mixed Urinary Leakage

Symptoms of MUI include:

  • A sudden urge to urinate
  • Involuntary release of urine
  • Release of urine during increases in abdominal pressure (coughing, sneezing, laughing, straining)
  • Frequent urination

The release of urine varies in amount and conditions. If urinary leakage has a negative impact on the quality of your life make an appointment with a urologist to determine the best course of treatment.

Evaluation and Treatment

"A complete history and physical examination in conjunction with a voiding diary helps identify the type of urinary leakage present. In some individuals, urodynamic testing may be offered to better evaluate the bladder and cause of urinary leakage."

"Depending on the predominate type of leakage (stress versus urge), a treatment plan will be designed and may include:"

  • Behavioral modification
  • Dietary modification
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Biofeedback
  • Surgery
  • A combination of the above

"Urinary leakage is distressing and usually results in a decrease in one’s quality of life. Don’t wait to seek help today!"