Incontinence Quiz

Read through the questions below to see if you might have one of the 3 most common types of urinary incontinence– stress, urge or mixed. Click on the links in the quiz for more information. Remember, there is help for you if you have incontinence.
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If you answer “Yes” to most of these questions, you may have stress incontinence.
1. Do you leak a little bit of urine when you sneeze or cough?
2. Do you leak a little bit of urine when you laugh or lift something heavy?
3. Do you brace yourself before you sneeze or cough, thinking it might help stop the leak?
4. Have you ever said, “This is just what happens when you age!”?

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If you answer “Yes” to most of these questions, you may have urge incontinence.
1. Do you sometimes feel an overwhelming urge to urinate, so strong you leak?
2. When you have a leak from an overwhelming urge, is it a large leak?
3. Do you find that it happens more often when you are finally close to the bathroom, such as getting home after being out for awhile?
4. Have you ever thought, “I don’t have incontinence. I just forget to use the bathroom until it is too late!”?

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If you answer “Yes” to most of these questions, you may have mixed incontinence.
1. Do you sometimes leak when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or lift something heavy?
2. Are those leaks small amounts of urine?
3. Do you also sometimes experience an overwhelming urge to urinate, and then experience a large leak?