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transient incontinence

incontinence that appears suddenly and lasts for 6 months or less, caused by factors such as acute illness, infection, or diuretics

stress incontinence

involuntary loss of urine related to an increase in intra-abdominal pressure like coughing, sneezing, laughing

urge incontinence

involuntary loss of urine that occurs soon after feeling an urgent need to void. loss of urine before getting to toilet cant supress need to urinate

mixed incontinence

urine loss with features of two or more types of incontinence

overflow incontinence

associate with overdistension and overflow of bladder

functional incontinence

caused by inability to reach toiet because of enrivonmental barries, loss of memory, disorientation

total incontinence

continuous and unpredictable loss or ufine


when catheter is left in place organism may move up cather lumen and cause this

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