Urinary Incontinence in Men

Rosenthal-Patient ED

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the accidental leakage of urine. While adult women are far more likely than adult men to experience UI, many men do suffer from incontinence. Its prevalence increases with age, but UI is not an inevitable part of aging. UI is a treatable problem. 


The three forms of UI are:

  • Stress incontinence—involuntary loss of urine during actions such as coughing, sneezing and lifting that put abdominal pressure on the bladder
  • Urge incontinence—involuntary loss of urine following an overwhelming urge to urinate that cannot be halted
  • Overflow incontinence—constant dribbling of urine usually associated with urinating frequently and in small amounts