As you age, the structure of your kidneys can change, reducing their ability to remove wastes. Illness and injury can also affect the filtering ability of the kidneys or block urine's passage. READ MORE

Incontinence

If you're leaking urine when you cough, laugh or sneeze, or you have sudden urges to go to the bathroom that are so intense you fear you won't get there in time, you're probably experiencing incontinence. The inability to control urination is frequently a treatable, and often curable, problem faced by millions of Americans, many of them women. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Urinary Tract Infections

Most urinary tract infections are caused by a variety of bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), found in feces. Because the openings of the bowel, vagina and urethra are close together, it's easy for the bacteria to spread to the urethra and travel up the urinary tract into the bladder and sometimes the kidneys. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Overactive Bladder​

Have you ever planned your morning errands around when and where you could find a bathroom? Are you waking up a few times every night because you feel an urgent need to pee? If you have a combination of any of these issues, you may have a condition called overactive bladder. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

How to Know if You Have Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence comes in many forms and affects millions of people. But there are simple things you can do to manage it.

Your Health

Do You Keep Getting UTIs?

If you are a woman who has experienced multiple urinary tract infections (UTIs), we would like to hear from you. HealthyWomen is running this survey to better understand the journey women with UTIs take.

Urologic Conditions & Diseases