Loss of bladder control may present as:
- Stress incontinence – loss of urine related to physical exertion e.g. cough and sneeze or activities of daily living or exercise.
- Urgency – an increased sense of urge in the bladder often at low volumes of filling and related to triggers such as seeing the hall door or the toilet door.
- Urge incontinence – the urgency at low volumes of filling as above but this time not quite making it to the toilet in time.
- Frequency – going to the toilet too often i.e. more than the maximum of eight times in a 24 hour period.