The mixed incontinence is a combination of urge and stress incontinence, which means that symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, and lifting) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence (not controllable, sudden urge to urinate) occur.
The two forms of incontinence symptoms are pronounced differently. Usually one of the two forms of incontinence already exists before the second occurs. In about 60% of the affected the urge incontinence dominates.
The frequency of mixed incontinence increases with advancing age and especially women over 50 years of age have to suffer often from this form of incontinence.
The treatment of the mixed incontinence is often a combination therapy of the therapeutic approaches of urge and of stress urinary incontinence. Primarily important is to determine which of the two forms is the dominant. The therapy is therefore individually different.