Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine.  This is a very common condition for women and one that is at times difficult or embarrassing to discuss with your physician.  There are many reasons for incontinence, but the two most common are the weakening of the urethra (outflow tract of the bladder) or spasm of the bladder muscle.  There is quite a bit of information that can be gathered regarding a woman's incontinence through history and a physical exam.  In addition, we can perform a  urodynamic test in the office to assist our evaluation.  Metro Chicago Surgical Oncology's Urology and Uro-gynecology groups offer many types of therapies including medical, behavioral with physical therapy, and a variety of surgeries to remedy this condition.