urge incontinence

noun

Definition of urge incontinence

: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder when a sudden strong need to urinate is felt — compare stress incontinence

Examples of urge incontinence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These breathable pads are great for heavy urge incontinence, and offer protection against leaks, odor, and moisture. Alice Oglethorpe, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Women and Incontinence," 15 Aug. 2020 For those with mixed incontinence, treatments for both stress and urge incontinence are needed to find relief. Alice Oglethorpe, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Women and Incontinence," 15 Aug. 2020

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Urge incontinence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urge%20incontinence. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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urge incontinence

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Medical Definition of urge incontinence

: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder when a sudden strong need to urinate is felt Urge incontinence, the involuntary urine loss associated with a strong sensation to void, is especially common among older women and is usually associated with detrusor instability or reduced bladder capacity.— Kathryn L. Burgio et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 16 Dec. 1998 — compare stress incontinence

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