What is Mixed Incontinence?

Mixed incontinence occurs when a combination of urge incontinence and stress incontinence symptoms are present. Frequent urges to use the restroom (overactive bladder) combined with leaks during physical activity, coughing or sneezing (stress incontinence) are symptoms of mixed incontinence. This condition most commonly affects women.

Symptoms of Mixed Incontinence

Because mixed incontinence is a combination of urge and stress incontinence, it shares symptoms of both. Typically, one type is more troublesome than the other.

You may have mixed incontinence if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Loss of urine associated with a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate
  • Urination while sleeping
  • Urination immediately after drinking small amounts of liquid
  • Urination caused by sneezing, coughing or laughing
  • Urination caused by exercise or heavy lifting

What Causes Mixed Incontinence?

Mixed incontinence is caused by the same factors as stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Common causes of mixed incontinence include:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Injury or surgery to the rectum, prostate, or vagina
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Nerve damage

The causes of both forms of incontinence may or may not be related, and because of this, it is important to see a physician to obtain a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Mixed Urinary Incontinence Treatment

After a diagnosis, your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan. Typically, doctors will ask you to start a voiding diary to track how much you drink, when you drink, and when you urinate or have urges to urinate.

Based on the information from the voiding diary and examination by a physician, your doctor may suggest the following treatments for mixed incontinence:

Mixed Incontinence in Middle Tennessee

If you or a loved one is suffering from accidents due to incontinence, it is time to see a physician. If you live in middle Tennessee, the Incontinence Institute can help treat your mixed incontinence. Schedule an appointment today with our experienced team of urologists.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.888.741.6403.

About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.

Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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