Urinary incontinence is the inability to stop urine leakage. Incontinence can be so embarrassing that it interferes with living a normal, full life. But there are several ways to control it. There are different types of incontinence: urge also known as overactive bladder, stress, and overflow. You may have only one type or you may have urge incontinence along with one of the other types. All people with incontinence have bladder control problems. But each type of incontinence has its own pattern of signs and symptoms. Treatment options include certain medications, exercises and other therapy to help strengthen muscles, procedures to help stop leakage, or surgery. Incontinence may be controlled and in many cases, even cured.