Stress incontinence happens when your bladder leaks urine during physical activity.
This type of leakage may be caused by weak pelvic floor muscles or weak supportive tissues in the pelvis.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegels) help make the muscles stronger and work better. This may help you stop leaking urine.
Tightening pelvic floor muscles before doing any activity that often leads to leakage can be helpful.
This is often more helpful when done as part of a pelvic floor muscle strengthening program. A physical therapist trained in this can help with exercises.
Talk with your provider if you keep having problems. Some people try other non-surgical treatments. Some people have surgery for this problem.