What is stress urinary incontinence?

Dr. Cletus Georges
2 min readFeb 26, 2021

Dr. Cletus Georges has built on a series of blogs that serve to inform readers of various things related to urology. Today, he discusses stress urinary incompetence (SUI).

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While urinary incontinence is understood as the unintentional loss of urine, stress urinary incompetence more specifically relates to the unintentional loss of urine that is triggered by an external stressor. Commonly, coughing, sneezing, lifting heavy loads, or any sudden physical movement, are the triggers that are associated with this type of urinary incontinence.

It has been quite the source of embarrassment for people who have it, which is why urologists do not take it lightly. Dr. Cletus Georges adds that people who do not have the condition simply do not know how it feels to undergo such. They deal with the known stressors with ease, and they have the capacity to hold their urge to urinate. However, people with SUI face a weakness in the ability to “keep it in.” It is a rather helpless state.

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The good news is that there are interventions for SUI. After diagnostic evaluation and counseling, the patient gets to choose the type of intervention to be used. Certainly, when a patient has the right environment surrounding him, and the proper motivation to keep him going, this will help in his cause, adds Dr. Cletus Georges.

Should you find that your symptoms are bothersome or that they tend to interfere with daily activities such as your work, hobbies and social life, do not hesitate to visit your urologist.

Dr. Cletus Georges is a urologist who has brought his practice to various places in Florida. He specializes in treating conditions affecting the urinary tract in men and women. For more about his work, please visit this page.



Dr. Cletus Georges

Dr. Cletus Georges graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology with a Biomedical option in 1997.