Have you ever leaked out urine when you laughed or sneezed, coughed, picked up something heavy or during exercise?
When that happens, do you feel embarrassed and have to resort to wearing sanitary napkins or dark clothing, planning trips around restroom facilities, even sticking closer to home—just to shield yourself from embarrassment?
If you have, you may be struggling with symptoms of a common condition called urinary incontinence.
Bladder leaks are a surprisingly common occurrence. About 45% of women have some degree of urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence can also be a symptom of other pelvic health issues, like pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition in which organs in the pelvic region shift out of their normal position.