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What causes urge incontinence? 8 possible conditions

Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it shouldn’t, causing some urine to leak through the sphincter muscles holding the bladder closed.  Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is a bacterial infection. It also may be called a urinary tract infection (UTI), which refers to infection anywhere in the urinary tract, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra.

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2

Bladder Neck Obstruction

Find information on bladder neck obstruction symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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3

Overactive Bladder

An overactive bladder causes a sudden urge to urinate. It can also trigger involuntary loss of urine. This is also known as incontinence.

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4

Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Most often it is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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5

Bladder Stones: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good

Crystallized minerals left in your bladder after urination can develop into bladder stones. Read more on causes of these and how to treat them.

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6

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury, or damage to the spinal cord, is an extremely serious type of physical trauma. It will likely have a lasting and significant impact on most aspects of daily life. According to the Nationa...

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7

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

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8

Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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