Bladder Category

Bladder Treatments

When you have been diagnosed and know what is causing your bladder problem, you will be able to discuss possible treatments with your doctor or continence advisor. They will explain what is causing your problem and how the different treatments can help. They will also talk to you about any side effects, these are extra problems that can be caused by the treatment. Together, you can decide which treatment is the most suitable.

Please use the treatments menu to find information on the different types of treatments that are available for bladder problems.  Please note the menus in this section provide information on all treatments available for all conditions/symptoms.

If you have been diagnosed and know what your condition or symptoms are, you may find it easier to search for a possible treatment through our Bladder Conditions and Symptoms section where you will find information on your particular condition or symptoms as well as the appropriate treatment options relevant to your condition.

Once diagnosed you will first be offered what are known as conservative treatments, which include ways in which you can help yourself, like lifestyle changes.

Medication may be offered to you as an option, alongside some conservative treatments, depending on your symptoms and medical history. Surgery is a final option and will not normally be considered until you have tried other treatments for a length of time without success.

Conservative Treatment

Medicinal Treatment

Surgical Treatment

Children’s Bladder Problems Treatments

Once your healthcare specialist has determined the cause for your child’s bladder problem, there are various treatment options available. Antibiotics may be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI’s) or simple changes in lifestyle or…

Bladder Cancer Treatments

Your treatment for bladder cancer will depend on whether you have non-invasive bladder cancer or invasive bladder cancer. You may be treated with surgery only or alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Many of the treatments for bladder…

Fowler’s Syndrome Treatments

Fowler’s Syndrome is still a relatively new condition and there is currently no cure. Treatments involve the management of emptying the bladder. Conservative Treatments Regular Monitoring Most women with Fowler’s Syndrome are able to…

Vaginal Fistula Treatments

Symptoms of a vaginal fistula can cause embarrassment to the sufferer but in many cases they can be treated effectively. Surgery will be offered in most cases but you may also be prescribed medication if your fistula was caused by…

Prostate Cancer Treatments

Your treatment for Prostate cancer will depend on your type of tumour, how advanced the cancer is and your health in general. Some types of prostate cancer are slow growing and don’t interfere with any bladder function. These types of…

Painful Bladder And Interstitial Cystitis Treatments

Unfortunately there is currently no cure for Interstitial Cystitis and there is no specific treatment that helps everyone. There are treatments available, but it is a matter of trial and error to find which treatment is best for you. These…

Urinary Retention Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have Urinary Retention, you can click here to find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you, as well as ways of helping yourself. This information should be used…

Urinary Tract Infection Treatments

Most mild lower urinary tract infections such as cystitis will clear up without the need for treatment after a few days. They can be uncomfortable and painful but symptoms can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers and by drinking…

Treatments For Postmenopausal Symptoms

If you are postmenopausal or approaching the menopause and would like to find out what your options may be in terms of potential treatments, please use the information below. This information can be used in conjunction with support from…

Bacterial Cystitis Treatments

Most mild cases of bacterial cystitis will clear up in a few days without the need of any medical treatment There are ways to manage this condition yourself at home or your GP may prescribe antibiotics. If you have never had cystitis…