It is uncommon for men to have most urinary problems found in women, however, as men age it is common to experience Urinary Incontinence. Men are far less likely to talk to a doctor about their symptoms, but a quick discussion is the first step to fixing this treatable problem. In order for normal urination to occur, all parts in the urinary tract have to work together and function properly. When this does not happen, it may result in Urinary Incontinence (UI). The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKK) defines UI as the loss of bladder control, resulting in the accidental leakage of urine from the body. Symptoms of UI may come on quickly, causing the sudden urge to urinate just before losing urine. If you think you may have UI, check out these commonly asked questions:

What factors put you at a higher risk of UI?

According to the NIDDK, Urinary Incontinence happens in 11-34% of older men. Because men are less likely to discuss their symptoms, these numbers are likely higher. While UI is not a disease, it may a symptom of other health related problems including:
  • Birth defects
  • Old age
  • A history of prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Chronic coughing
  • Lack of physical activity

How is UI diagnosed?

UI is nothing to be embarrassed about and if you experience UI symptoms, you should visit your health care provider. UI is commonly diagnosed through discussing medical history, conducting a physical exam, or ordering diagnostic tests such as urinalysis or urine culture. If you are experiencing any symptoms of UI and would like to be seen by a physician, you may walk in any Patient First center from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to be examined. To find a center near you, please visit:

How is UI Treated?

Therapy and treatment for UI typically include:
  • Behavioral and lifestyle changes
  • Bladder training
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Urgency suppression
  • Medications
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Bulking agents
  • Surgery
  • To learn more about UI, please visit:

    We would love to learn what would be helpful on this page for you.

    Articles by tag

    2020 2021-top-workplace 4th-of-July 5-star-physician aberdeen Acetaminophen ACLS activity AED air-purification allentown Allergies amerigroup announcement Antibiotics anxiety Asthma autumn award awards back-to-school baltimore baltimore-child baltimore's-child baltimore-sun beach bedside-manner bel-air Best urgent care Best urgent care VA beach best-for-families Bestof Best-Of best-of-2019 Best-of-2020 best-of-award best-of-awards Best-of-Jewish-times-winner best-urgent-care Best-urgent-Care-Bowie-Blade-News best-workplace bethlehem Biking Black-Friday blog Blood-Donation BLS Blueberries blue-cross blue-shield capital-gazette careers CDC children with disabilities Cholesterol Circadian-Rhythm cold-prevention colon-cancer concussion coronavirus covid-19 COVID-19-Test CPR cramp-prevention Dehydration dental-health depression Dermatitis Diabetes drowning drug screening Dry-Skin eastern-pa easton Eating-Disorder Eating-Disorders employees Ergonomics E-Scooter Exercise eye-health face-mask fall fall-sports Farmer's-Market First-Aid Fitness Flu Flu Shots flu-season flu-shots food-storage food-swaps football for moms for-moms for-parents fredericksburg free-play Gastrointestinal General Generation-X-Health gift-ideas Good-Fats Halloween hand foot and mouth hand-foot-and-mouth Hand-Washing Hanukkah harrisburg headache Head-Lice Healthcare health-history health-symptoms healthy-eating Healthy-Living healthy-swaps heart-disease Heart-health Heat Heat-Exhaustion Heat-Safety hiking holiday Holidays horizonBCBS horizon-blue-cross horizon-blue-shield horizon-insurance Humidifier hydration Illnesses inclusivity inclusivity-&-accessability injury-prevention Insect-Stings insurance jetlag Kidney Kwanzaa lehigh-valley life-support-class Lightning maryland Mask meal-prep Meatless-Monday mechanicsburg medical-records melanoma memory-retention Men's-Health Mental-Health Migrane millennial Millennials montco montco-pa montgomery-county montgomery-county-pa Movember MRSA new jersey new-center new-jersey new-year New-Year's northern-va northern-virginia nova nurtition Nutrition Obesity occupational health ocean-safety osteoporosis outdoors Paddle-Sports PALS parent tips Parenting parenting-tips parent-tips patient-first pennsylvania pets philadelphia philly physicals poison-ivy poison-prevention Power-Outage Pregnancy Probiotics Productivity Protein pumpkin recipe recipes registration reicpes resolutions richmond River running safety Safety-Tips Seasonal-Affective-Disorder services shin-splings sick kid Sickness-Prevention simply-the-best skin sleep Smoke-Detector smoking Snow soccer sore-throat south-jersey sports Sports-Injuries Sports-Physicals spotsylvania Spring spring-cleaning St.-Patrick's-Day stafford Stitches strep Strep-Throat stress stress-managment stroke summer summer-sports Sunburn Sunglasses Sun-Safety Sunscreen Swimmer's-ear swimming TBI Teal-Pumpkin Teething Thyroid tick tips-for-parents top-physicians top-workplace traveling-tips travel-tips Travel-Vaccines unitedhealthcare urgent-care Urinary-health vacation vaccinations vaccines Valentine's-Day Valentines-Day Video Vitamin-D volunteering walking washington-dc washington-post washington-post-2019 Water-Sports Weight-Lifting wellness Winter Workouts Yard-Work Yearly-Physical