TENA Intimates Overnight Underwear is 20% more absorbent than Depend Night Defense**. Shop now!
why does my bladder hurt, what is urinary incontinence, what is urge incontinence, no bladder control

The Unexpected Leak: Understanding Bladder Leakage and Urinary Incontinence

Bladder leakage is very common. In fact, 1 out of 4 women over 35 experience reduced or no bladder control, or what we call "The Unexpected Leak." We understand it can be scary and embarassing to experience these changes and as we research the topic are left wondering what is urinary incontinence? But dont worry, TENA has you covered. It's important to feel secure and confident. With TENA incontinence products, you can relax knowing you've got Triple Protection from leaks, odor, and wetness.


The Monthly visitor, it’s the beginning of womanhood, our moms talk to us about it, our doctors talk to us about it, we talk about it with our girlfriends. It’s a big deal and a non-deal because we know why it happens and what to do when it does. There’s this other visitor, that 1 out of 3 of us women get. I call it “The Unexpected Leak”. Unfortunately, most of our moms don’t tell us about it, our doctors don’t talk about it, and we’re too ashamed to bring it up to anyone. Well ladies, the Unexpected Leak is every bit as natural as your period. It’s not an age thing, it’s a stage thing. Here’s why: our bodies face a tremendous amount of stress throughout our lives that stress can lead to the Unexpected Leak. With pregnancy, between carrying a baby 9 months and labor our pelvic floor can be so weak that the Unexpected Leak just happens. The Unexpected Leak can also happen to anyone who is physically active. My friend Laura teaches palates and runs 2 miles a day. If she drinks water before she runs, all that twisting a moving can cause leaks. Then there are more serious events. Many surgeries, prescription drugs and medical issues like diabetes may challenge the strength of the pelvic floor, which leads to the Unexpected Leak. Being overweight? Yep, those extra pounds can cause the Unexpected Leak. And then of course there’s aging. As you get older, the Unexpected Leak tends to happen more often. But these stresses or causes shouldn’t stop you from living your life. Bottom line ladies, the Unexpected Leak is just as natural as the monthly visitor. The key is to use the right products to deal with it, and what you use for your period isn’t designed for the Unexpected Leak. Think about it, two very different liquids. That’s why you need TENA. IT’s the best friend a girl can have when it comes to the Unexpected Leak. Because only TENA has the fearless protection of TENA Technology. All of you that have experienced the fearless protection of TENA and how it’s helping you enjoy your life, share your stories.

*"Ultimate" pad tested with 8 ounces saline solution at body temperature for 1 minute. Products marked as more absorbent will hold more liquid, less absorbent products will hold less liquid.

Helpful Resources

Product Reviews