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

First Known Use of urge incontinence

1980


Medical Dictionary

urge incontinence

noun \ ˈərj- \

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 Association16 Dec. 1998
— compare stress incontinence

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