I don't consider myself incontinent. I usually only dribble a bit (enough to put a small wet spot in my briefs at the end of the day).
However, two weeks ago, I noticed I was dripping so much, that the entire front of the briefs were damp before noon each day, also, my urine was slightly cloudy and tinged slightly pink. So I suspected I had a bladder infection.
I went my doctor, who tested the urine, but it turned out negative, so he sent me home.
Then, this thursday morning – after having been out drinking all night after a company dinner – I was feeling really bad and it was stinging and burning like hell when I was peeing. I discounted it as just being because I was hung over, so I went to work and got through the day.
When I got home, I was still feeling horrible, so I checked my temperature. Turned out I was having a fever. I then called the out-of-hours medical line, who sent me to their consultation at the hospital, to give a urine test. It was indeed a bladder infection. So, I was prescribed antibiotics, and told to drink lots of water.
I have been wearing diapers since thursday evening, because going to the toilet every 15 minutes was getting a tad annoying.
So, my guess is that two weeks ago, it was too early to detect and it took a night of drinking and walking around outside in not-quite-warm-enough temperatures, to make it really break out.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but perhaps it could be interesting to hear if anyone have had similar experiences, or perhaps advice on how to avoid it happening again, or whatever you feel like answering really, I'm not your boss. :P