Urinary incontinence is a condition in which a person does not have full control of their bladder. While often associated with getting older, it is not a normal consequence of aging and should be brought to the attention of your doctor no matter what age you are when it occurs. Common causes of urinary incontinence include pregnancy and vaginal delivery, BPH (an enlarged prostate), neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or a stroke, tumors in the urinary tract and prostate cancer. In addition, women who experience pelvic organ prolapse may concurrently experience stress urinary incontinence – meaning incontinence that occurs when you cough, sneeze, laugh or engage in physical activity. Your doctor can recommend a variety of effective treatments for urinary incontinence, including but not limited to pelvic floor muscle exercises, bladder training, prescribed medications, pessary devices, bulking injections, electrical stimulation and surgical procedures.