November 24, 2014
Yes. Stress and Urge incontinence are the two most commons forms of urinary incontinence. However, there are a couple other forms to be aware of, especially if you are reading this for the benefit of a family member or friend who is elderly or ill.
Someone who frequently dribbles urine for no apparent reason may have overflow incontinence, which results from an inability to empty your bladder. This type of incontinence may occur in people with a damaged bladder, blocked urethra or nerve damage from diabetes or other diseases.
Many older adults have physical or mental impairments that keep them from making it to the toilet in time. This is called functional incontinence, and is common among people in nursing homes.