Bowel Problems

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A detailed booklet with information about the bowel and its function, common bowel problems, conditions, possible treatments and where to go for advice.

Bristol Stool Chart

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The Bristol Stool Chart is used by medical professionals as an aid to assessing the condition of the bowel.

Bedding Chair Protection

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This help sheet details some of the products available to protect your bedding and furniture.

Bladder Control After Prostate Op

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Bladder control can be affected after an operation on your prostrate. This guide explains what help and products are available. You can also find a bladder diary here which is a useful tool to help with bladder training.

Bladder Diary

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To help identify your bladder habits and patterns start a bladder diary, recording the number of times you go to the toilet, how long you can wait until you go to the toilet, what you drink and so on.

Bowel Diary

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This bowel diary is a useful tool and may help your GP or continence advisor undestand your symptoms or condition.

Bowel Prolapse

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This help sheet explains some of the causes and treatments of bowel/rectal prolapse.

Catheter Valves

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Catheter can be used as a more discreet alternative to drainage bags. This help sheet explains some of the products and options available.

Clothing And Swim Wear

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There is adaptive clothing and swimwear available to aid those who have a disability, or continence issues which are designed to help independent living. This help sheet explains some of the products available.

Confused Incontinent Person at Home

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Information and advice on how to care for a confused person with incontinence at home.


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Constipation is a common condition, which can often be resolved by a change in diet or increase in fluid intake. Sometimes it can become a chronic condition. This sheet explains some of the causes of constipation and how this condition can be treated.

Control of Wind Smells

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When you have a bowel problem it can sometimes be difficult to control wind and this can cause embarrassment. Making adjustments to your diet can help with this problem, this help sheet outlines some of the foods that can cause excess wind and some other treatments that may help you.

Diverticular Disease

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An information sheet about the condition Diverticular Disease including signs, symptoms and treatments available.


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Diverticulitis is inflammation of one or more of the diveticulum, which are pockets that have formed in the wall of the intestine. This help sheet talks about the condition in more detail, it’s symptoms and some of the treatments.

Drainage Bags

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Drainage bags are used to collect urine from a catheter of penile sheaf. This sheet explains the options and some of the products that are available.

Episiotomy And Tears During Childbirth

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An episiotomy may be performed during childbirth to aid the birth of your baby, the guide explains the procedure and tears during childbirth and how this may affect your bowel function.

Faecal Incontinence

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Faecal incontinence is more common then you think, you shouldn’t suffer in silence. This help sheet details some of the causes of faecal incontinence and products available to help.

Fibre Contents Of Food Chart

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A high fibre and fluid is a part of a healthy diet and would benefit most people. This help sheet provides you with the fibre content of basics foods to help you make a healthier choice. A high fibre diet isn’t suitable for everyone so it’s important to check with your GP before changing your diet.

Frequency Volume Chart

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A Frequency Volume Chart records the volumes voided as well as the time of each visit to the toilet, both during the day and night.

Hand Held And Body Worn Urinals

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Hand-held or body worn urinals are useful for those who struggle to get to the toilet. This download details some of the options available to you.

Healthy Drinking

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Did you know that what you drink can affect your bladder? This helpful guide from University Hospitals of Leicester explains simply which drinks can irritate your bladder.

Indwelling Catheters Accessories

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Indwelling catheters are designed to be left in place for long periods of time. They are used to drain urine out of you bladder. This help sheet explains indwelling catheters in more detail.

Intermittent Catheters

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Intermittent catheters are hollow tubes used to drain urine from the bladder. They can be used to self-catheterise putting you back in control of your bladder condition. The help sheet explains about self-catheterisation in more detail.

Medication for OAB1

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A list of the common medications used to treat overactive bladder disorders.


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An information sheet explaining the symptom nocturia or waking at night to pass urine.

Nocturnal Enuresis

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Nocturnal Enuresis is the medical term for wetting the bed. This guide explains the causes of this and products available to help you feel more comfortable.

Overactive Bladder

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An overactive bladder is a common cause of incontinence. This guide explains the condition in more detail and the treatments available.

Pad Pants

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There are many products available to help keep you comfortable and confident if you are suffering from incontinence. Here’s a list of some of the products available.

Pelvic Floor Repair Surgery

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An information sheet about the surgical procedures used to correct a prolapse.

Pelvic Floor Exercises For Men

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Training your pelvic floor muscles can help improve your bladder control. This guide explains how to perform pelvic floor exercises.

Pelvic Floor Exercises For Women

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Training your pelvic floor muscles can help improve your bladder control. This guide explains how to perform pelvic floor exercises.

Penile Sheaths

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An information sheet about penile sheaths for bladder incontinence.


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An information sheet about prolapse.


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PTNS is a treatment that stimulates the sacral nerve which can help to improve faecal incontinence. This fact sheet explains the procedure.

Skincare Hygiene Bladder

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It’s important to care for your skin in order to maintain hygiene and avoid infection. This guide offers practical advice on how to do this.

Skincare Hygiene Bowel

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It’s important to care for your skin in order to maintain hygiene and avoid infection. This guide offers practical advice on how to do this.

Sphincter Exercises

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A fact sheet containing exercises that can help you gain control over your bowel.

Sphincter Repair Operation

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A patient’s guide to a sphincter repair operation.

Suprapubic Catheters

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An information sheet about suprapubic catheters and when they might be recommended.

Surgery Urge Incontinence

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A guide to the surgical options available to treat urge incontinence.

The Menopause And The Effects On Bladder And Bowel

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Many women experience urinary problems post menopause but very often don’t talk about it. This guide explains how to get help and advice on this sensitive subject.

Travelling With Confidence

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This handy guide provides helpful hints and tips on travelling confidently with a bladder or bowel issue.

Urinary Diversion

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A fact sheet explaining common types of urinary diversions.


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This leaflet explains what urodynamics is, the procedures involved and how it can help diagnose your bladder condition.

Urinary Tract Infections

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An explanation of the three main types of urinary tract infections, the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Washable And Waterproof Pads

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An information sheet detailing some of the incontinence products available on the market.

Your Guide To Surgery For Stress Incontinence

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A guide to common surgical options available to treat stress urinary incontinence in women.

Advice For People In Residential Homes With Cip

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Information and advice on how to manage incontinence issues in a residential setting.

Your Prostate And You

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An information sheet for men who may be experiencing or have any concerns about their prostate.

After Dribble For Men

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This fact sheet explains some of the causes of After Dribble or Post Micturition Dribbling (PND), which is the medical term.

After A Baby

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Some women experience bladder or bowel issues following the birth of their child. This fact sheet explains the causes and what treatments are available.

Bowel Advice Sheet Approaching Your GP

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How to approach your GP and explain any bowel symptoms you may have and an overview of some of the test/exams that may be recommended.

Mitrofanoff Support Children’s Information Booklet

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This support booklet by Hollister for children explains what a Mitrofanoff is, about the Mitrofanoff procedure and how to care for their device after surgery.

A Healthy Bladder

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A healthy bladder is important to all of us – it lets us get on with our lives. There are around 14 million people in the UK with a bladder control problem and it can happen to anyone – men and women of any age. This booklet details some of the common symptoms and conditions plus treatments available.

Bowel Problems

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Around 6.5 million people are afffected by bowel control, yet it is something we are reluctant to talk about. This booklet talks about the bowel and it’s functions, what conditions can affect your bowel and some of the treatments available.

Catheter Care

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Catheters are used to drain urine away from the bladder. This booklet details types of catheters commonly used and how to take care of them to avoid infection and complication.

Facing Up To Incontinence

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Having incontinence can leave sufferers feeling embarrassed and isolated. This booklet recounts the real life stories of those with a bladder and/or bowel condition. It’s a reminder that you are not alone in this and that help is available for you.

Love Your Gusset

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Even young women and teenagers can experience “SUI” or stress urinary incontinence. This helpful guide explains how you can improve or manage this condition yourself and what options are available should you need further treatment.

Just Can’t Wait

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1 in 5 people over the age of 40 suffer from an overactive bladder but anyone of any age can be affected. This booklet provides you with some information about this condition and how to get help.

Only When I Laugh

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Many people leak urine when they laugh, cough or sneeze. This problem affects over two million people in the UK; it is extremely common. Doctors often call it “SUI” or stress urinary incontinence. It is also commonly referred to as bladder weakness.

Skin Care

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Maintaining healthy skin is a challenge for most people but it is even more important for anyone affected by bladder or bowel control problems that result in incontinence.

Order your Just Can’t Wait card – Poster

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A4 Just Can’t Wait poster aimed to promote sign up.