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Mixed Urinary Incontinence

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Last updated June 11, 2022

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Care Plan

1

First steps to consider

  • Mixed urinary incontinence can sometimes be treated at home.
  • Using the bathroom at regular intervals and doing Kegel exercises can treat the condition.
2

When you may need a provider

  • Your symptoms have not improved after 6 weeks of home treatment.

Mixed urinary incontinence quiz

Take a quiz to find out what's causing your mixed urinary incontinence.

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What is mixed urinary incontinence?

Incontinence is when you cannot control when you urinate. Incontinence can be caused by stress or an urge, or both. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy. Urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.

Rarity: Common

Symptoms

  • Waking up regularly to urinate at night
  • Recurring problem with leaking urine
  • Sudden urges to urinate
  • Urges to urinate during exertion or heavy breathing

Treatment

You can safely treat mixed urinary incontinence on your own before seeking a doctor.

  • Try using the bathroom at regular intervals to minimize leaking
  • Do Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen muscles involved in urine control.
  • If symptoms persist, a doctor may be able to suggest some medications or procedures.

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Dr. Rothschild has been a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He currently practices as a hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. In 1978, Dr. Rothschild received his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin and trained in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in critical care medicine. He also received an MP...
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