Female Incontinence

Urinary incontinence means that your urine leaks out at times when you are not using the bathroom. This is a common problem for women of all ages. Although urinary incontinence isn’t life threatening, it can affect your quality of life.

Some things make it more likely that you will have urinary incontinence. These things are called risk factors. You can control some of your risk factors. But others are beyond your control. Learn about the risks you may have by taking this assessment.

What is your age?
Are you Caucasian??
Do you have a mother, sister, or daughter with UI?
Have you been pregnant or given birth?
Are you overweight (BMI > 25)?
Do you have diabetes?
Do you smoke or have you smoked in the past?
Do you have a chronic cough or COPD?
Do you have difficulty moving quickly or have arthritis?
Have you received or are you considering oral hormone replacement therapy?

This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.