|TYPE OF INCONTINENCE||CONDITIONS||CAUSES|
Urinary: Leakage of small amounts of urine due to sudden pressure on bladder.
Bowel: Occassional fecal smears.
|Cough, laughing, exercising, bending, or moving heavy objects.|
|Urge||A sudden urge to urinate that is so strong it cannot be held long enough to reach the bathroom.||Bladder spasms, strokes, diabetes, urinary tract infections or dementia.|
|Overflow||Involuntary urination. Bladder muscles are unable to contain urine under pressure. Feeling of inability to empty bladder may be experienced.||Enlargement of prostrate gland, disorders of lower urinary tract or infection.|
Urinary: Involuntary urination without sensation of a full bladder. Unaware of need to urinate.
Bowel: Occasional fecal episodes.
|Herniated disk, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury.|
|Functional||Involuntary urination which occurs when an individual cannot get to the bathroom fast enough||Restricted mobility, arthritis, crippling disorders, medications, or psychosocial disorders.|