Stress Incontinence: Stress Incontinence refers to the accidental leakage of urine brought on by physical activities such as sneezing, laughing, coughing or exercise.
Urge Incontinence: Often associated with symptoms of urinary frequency, and frequent nighttime voids, urge incontinence is leakage associated with a sudden overpowering desire to urinate.
Overactive Bladder: The combination of urinary frequency, nighttime voiding and urge incontinence.
Mixed Incontinence: Many patients suffer from a mix of both stress and urge incontinence. If you suffer from this condition, you generally will leak both with and without activity. You may be very wet, requiring the use of multiple pads per day.
Overflow Incontinence: Overflow incontinence may occur when the bladder does not empty properly due to obstruction of flow (as can occur with an enlarged prostate), or from a weakened bladder muscle. Over time, the amount of urine in the bladder builds up and exceeds the capacity of the bladder, causing leakage.
Rectal Incontinence: Rectal incontinence is the loss of normal control of the bowels. This leads to stool leaking from the rectum (the last part of the large intestine) unexpectedly.
Dyspareunia: Painful intercourse, often caused by increased tension in the pelvic floor muscles, making penetration painful.
Prolapse: When the pelvic organs drop and press against the vaginal walls due to the supporting structures stretching, pressure or a sense of fullness or heaviness occurs in the vagina. It can create an achiness in the lower abdomen, groin, or back. Sometimes, urinary symptoms may also occur with this.
Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain can be defined as pain located below the navel and between the hip area that lasts more than six months. This pain can be due to vaginissmus, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, painful bladder syndrome and/or post-hysterectomy.