Causes of Bladder Problems
Our physicians and staff understand how difficult it can be to experience bladder disorders. We want to make sure you understand what is causing your problem, and we encourage you to share all your questions and concerns with us. If your bladder problem is incontinence, we may discover one of several possible causes:
Stress Incontinence may be due to poor bladder support by the pelvic muscles or to a weak or damaged sphincter. This condition allows urine to leak when you do anything that strains or stresses the abdomen, such as coughing, sneezing or laughing, or even walking.
Urge Incontinence results when an overactive bladder contracts without your wanting to do so. You may feel as if you cannot wait to ready a toilet. At times, you may leak urine without any warning at all.
Mixed Incontinence is a combination of both conditions - stress and urge incontinence.
Overflow Incontinence occurs when the bladder becomes so full that it simply overflows. This happens when bladder weakness or a blocked urethra prevents normal emptying.
Functional Incontinence occurs when you are unable to get to a toilet due to physical or mental disabilities.
Nocturnal Enuresis is incontinence that occurs during sleep.