In older men, urinary flow problems occur with enlarged prostate glands and prostate or urinary tract infections, states Healthline. Bladder infections, irritations and kidney stones cause men and women to have a continual urge to urinate but only pass small amounts of urine, notes the American Academy of Family Physicians.
In women, giving birth can weaken the bladder, and growing older may cause women to leak urine when they sneeze or cough, notes the American Academy of Family Physicians. Kegel exercises can strengthen bladder-supporting muscles and improve the condition, called stress incontinence. Individuals who have persistent urinary problems should see their doctors to rule out underlying problems.