Incontinence words and terminology.


Bedwetting (medically known as enuresis) is the involuntary loss of urine. When it occurs during sleep at night it is referred to as nocturnal enuresis.

Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness (also referred to as a weak bladder) is when there is difficulty in controlling the bladder, resulting in an involuntary loss of urine. There are many different reasons for female bladder weakness and male bladder weakness.


Incontinence or being incontinent can refer to both urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence.