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Your Urges to Pee Upon Exertion or Heavy Breathing May Also be Known as:
Pee when straining
Urinate from exertion

Top 2 Urges to Pee Upon Exertion or Heavy Breathing Causes

  1. 1.Mixed Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Incontinence can be due to stress or urge. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy, while urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own before seeking medical consultation. You can try using the bathroom at regular intervals to minimize leaking, as well as doing Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen muscles involved in urine control. If symptoms persist, a doctor may be able to suggest some medications and other more invasive avenues of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing
    Symptoms that always occur with mixed urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Stress Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own before seeking medical consultation. You can try using the bathroom at regular intervals to minimize leaking, as well as doing Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen muscles involved in urine control. If symptoms persist, a doctor may be able to suggest some medications and other more invasive avenues of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recurring problem with leaking urine, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing, waking up regularly to pee at night, involuntary defecation
    Symptoms that always occur with stress urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Urges to Pee Upon Exertion or Heavy Breathing

  • Q.Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?
  • Q.Has your accidental urination gotten better or worse?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.How long has your accidental urination been going on?

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