Urgency, Incontinence and Frequency

“I have to go to the toilet 20 times a day” “I plan my trips around the toilet stops”

“When I need to go, I need to go NOW or I will wee myself”


Urinary Urgency is defined as the ‘sudden, compelling, difficult-to-defer desire to pass urine’. Usually the urge to wee is a feeling that gradually increases, and if you hold on for too long, the need to go increases. When you get to the toilet, you may only pass a few milliliters of urine at a time. Women with urgency will have the feeling come on suddenly and will not be able to hold on even for a few minutes. This can often be accompanied with:

·         Leakage of urine because you cant hold on (urgency incontinence)

·         Day Frequency (going to the toilet more than 8 times per day)

·         Night time frequency (going to the toilet more than twice at night)

You may have even been diagnosed as having an Over Active Bladder (OAB). Physiotherapy has some great treatment techniques to discover what the cause or your urgency is and how to gain back some control.