Types, causes and treatment options

“Urinary incontinence is the complaint of any involuntary leakage of urine” International Continence Society

“Any” is the key here. There are several different types of urinary incontinence, and faecal incontinence is also a factor to consider. From one patient to the next that can mean a different cause and type of incontinence – or even different combinations.

Below you can look at the types, causes and resulting treatments of different forms of incontinence for women and men. This is aimed at providing you and your patients with an informed choice of treatment options.

A special section on Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (PFME) is also included where physiotherapists give their advice on exercises to help patients gain more muscle control. This information is designed to be shared with patients.