Ask your doctor about how to better manage urinary incontinence with a variety of treatments and lifestyle changes. Urinary incontinence refers to the leaking of urine, whether light, heavy, infrequent, or severe. This type of bladder condition affects women through short-term conditions like bladder infections or certain medications, or long-term conditions like neuromuscular or pelvic support problems. Depending on the type of incontinence you face, your need to urinate may gain in frequency over time, sometimes causing pain and discomfort. In more severe cases, you may feel the need to empty your bladder during the night or you may even wet your bed.