You feel like your bladder is a water hose or sink that has a leak. You try emptying your bladder frequently, but still have this constant leaking. You notice that it doesn’t matter what you are doing, that you do not have any urges to use the restroom, and you are always wet. So you always put on a pad.
If your bladder is always full so that it frequently leaks urine, you have overflow incontinence. Weak bladder muscles or a blocked urethra can cause this type of incontinence. Nerve damage from diabetes or other diseases can lead to weak bladder muscles; tumors and urinary stones can block the urethra (tube that allows urine to exit the body). Overflow incontinence is rare in women. In men, the most common cause is problems with the prostate.