Bladder or Bowel Incontinence
Bladder or bowel incontinence is loss of control of your bladder or bowel movements. This means you have a problem holding in urine (pee) if you have bladder incontinence, or stool (poo) if you have bowel incontinence. These symptoms may be worrying, but you shouldn’t feel embarrassed. Our compassionate specialists have a lot of experience helping people with these issues.
Other symptoms you may experience include:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain and cramping
- Bloating of your stomach and excessive wind
- Frequent, urgent urination (more than 7 times in 24 hours)
- Infrequent bowel movements (constipation and/or diarrhoea)
When should I seek urgent help?
You should seek help if your incontinence is frequent, severe, or if it’s sudden and accompanied by back pain. Incontinence can impact your quality of life and cause emotional or social distress but the sooner you seek help, the sooner you may feel relief from your symptoms.