A patient complains to the nurse that she leaks urine while exercising. All other assessment data is normal, so the nurse suspects that this problem is:


• A small loss of urine with activities is called stress incontinence. This is caused by an increased intra-abdominal pressure.

• Reflex incontinence is a loss of urine when bladder volume reaches a specific level.

• Anxiety and deconditioning are not causes of stress incontinence.

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