Complications of Urinary Incontinence
Although UI is already a complication of some other problem, it can cause its own problems as well. A few of the complications that can be caused by urinary incontinence are:
Skin Problems – Because skin can often remain wet for long periods of time because of UI, skin problems such as rashes, skin infections and sores can occur. Make sure to keep skin dry and clean and to change any pads or other products you use regularly.
Urinary Tract Infections –UTIs are not only a cause of incontinence, but they can also be a result. Incontinence causes irritation of the bladder, which can increase the risk of infection.
Impact on Personal Life – Worry over the possibility of an accident can cause anxiety and may cause some to stop doing activities that they love or to miss out on social opportunities that could make them happy.