Signs & Symptoms Obstetrics & Gynecology

Mixed Incontinence in Women
Signs and Symptoms

Women with mixed incontinence experience symptoms of both urge incontinence and stress incontinence. Usually, one type is more bothersome than the other. For example, a woman may mostly suffer from stress incontinence and only rarely be unable to reach the toilet in time.

Symptoms of urge incontinence include:

  • Loss of urine associated with sudden, strong urge to urinate

Symptoms of stress incontinence include:

  • Leakage of urine when performing activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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