A condition (found chiefly in women) in which there is involuntary emission of urine when pressure within the abdomen increases suddenly, as in coughing or jumping.
- In up to 75 percent of ambulatory women with incontinence, urodynamic stress incontinence is the main condition.
- A smoker's cough could worsen urine leakage related to stress incontinence.
- Cystometry and uroflowmetry are recommended in women with genital prolapse to evaluate potential stress incontinence, other overt urinary incontinence, and emptying phase dysfunction.
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