Definitions for "Stress urinary incontinence"
Leakage of urine due to poor closure, or seal, of the urethra such that urine is lost with coughing, sneezing, running, lifting, and other physical exertions
Also referred to as stress incontinence. The most common type of incontinence that involves the leakage of urine caused by actions--such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, runnig or lifting--that put pressure on the bladder from inside the body. Can result from either a fallen bladder or weak sphincter muscles.
Involuntary leakage on effort or exertion.4 It occurs with abdominal pressure on the bladder due to everyday physical stresses such as laughing, coughing or jumping.4 Usually only a small volume of urine is leaked.