There are actually several common kinds of urinary incontinence. Knowing what type you have helps you treat your bladder leaks and manage your bladder better on an everyday basis.
Which one seems to fit your experience best? Answer these quick questions to help you pinpoint your type of urinary incontinence.
1. Do you pee when you laugh?
We’re sorry if that question makes you giggle! Seriously, though, does it seem like your bladder leaks in your underwear when you cough hard, sneeze or when you’re having a good laugh? How about when you’re running, exercising or sometimes when you’re even just walking at a quick pace?
If this sounds like you, chances are you’re experiencing stress incontinence. It’s a very common kind of urinary incontinence. You know the expression, “I laughed so hard I peed”? It just goes to show you’re definitely not the only one out there!
2. Do you feel like you randomly lose control?
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, you gotta go! Many times, you don’t make it fast enough before the bladder leaks have already happened. Sound familiar?
If you’re the “uh oh, gotta go!” kind of gal, it’s very possible you have urge incontinence. It’s probably a good idea to talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing this type of incontinence.
3. Can’t decide if you have stress or urge incontinence?
You very well may have both. Mixed incontinence is a combination of symptoms – and may be caused by a variety of issues too. An exam and more questioning by your doctor can help better understand the problem – and possible solutions.
What Can You do Now That You Know?
The best first step is talking to your doctor and learning more about your type of urinary incontinence. There may be a solution. No matter the cause or the solution, there is one way you can feel better about your overactive bladder immediately. That’s by finding the right urinary incontinence liner, pad or underwear that’s perfect for you and your kind of incontinence. And that doesn't mean wearing an adult diaper!
Always Discreet is specifically designed to help you feel protected and confident. Your family and friends don’t ever have to know if you don’t want them to. Actually, they’re so comfortable, you will barely feel like you're wearing any protection at all!