I am a healthy 48 year old male and I have always had good bladder control. About two months ago while out walking, I suddenly got the urge to go; I was sure the feeling would pass as it usually does, however; the feeling became overwhelming and within three minutes i’d wet myself slightly.
The following day I felt the urge again and I desperately tried to hold on until I could find a toilet; within two minutes I had begun to wet myself until the feeling eased. Roughly two minutes later I began wetting again until there appeared to be no pressure on my bladder.
Over the following two weeks I had a few more slight episodes before a larger episode at the end of the two weeks.
This went away for around a month; two nights ago while out jogging I felt the urge to go and began to wet myself as I returned home after running around 6 miles.
Yesterday while at work I had a slight episode and again today while out with the dog.
Does anyone know what the cause of this could be? Since the second episode I have been managing the issue with Tena Men guards.
Do you find that your leaks occur mainly during exercise? You mention one accident occurred at work; was this during the lifting of a heavy object or just while you were sitting down? Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is put on your bladder. You can read about the main causes of stress incontinence here.
Do you have any known Diseases that may be the culprit, such as Diabetes, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease? If this is the case, you may have urge incontinence as a result of your condition affecting your nerves.
If you can let me know more about when your leakages occur I can suggest some potential causes. In the meantime, have a read of the different types of incontinence to see which symptoms are familiar to you.