Help & Information Category

Help & Information

If you’re affected by a bladder or bowel condition or would like to find out more about what we offer, we’re here to make sure you get the help and information you need.

The Bladder & Bowel Community provide over 60 downloadable resources, such as frequency charts, the Bristol Stool Chart, bladder and bowel diaries, and pelvic floor exercises, to name but a few.

You’ll also find a section on how best to support yourself on topics such as travel, sexual relationships, and emotions. There is also a document specifically for those supporting their loved ones. There’s a number of stories from patients and carers who have been in similar situations to your own and found the Bladder and Bowel Community a valuable resource.

If you’d like to find out more on the Bladder and Bowel Community, you can do so by browsing the About Us section. Here, you can get to know the team behind your Bladder & Bowel Community and how we plan on consistently improving the B&BC online service,

It’s our aim to enable people to live their lives as they wish to. With these resources, we hope you or your loved one can take another step in their journey to a higher quality of life.

Patient stories

Share your story Everyone with a bladder or bowel control problem will have a different story to tell and by sharing your own individual experience you can offer hope and inspiration to others in a similar situation.  Being able to…

Pelvic Floor Repair

The most common surgery for prolapse is a pelvic floor repair, which is a broad term used to describe simple surgical repairs of the pelvic floor. More specifically, the term anterior repair refers to correction of the front wall of the…

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises

Both women and men have pelvic floor muscles.  These are layers of muscle that stretch from the pubic bone to the coccyx and from side to side.  Firm and well-toned pelvic floor muscles help support the bladder, womb and bowel and help to…

Spinal injuries

Spinal cord injury nearly always affects control over the bladder and bowel. This is because the nerves controlling these internal organ are attached to the base of the spinal cord and then pass down through the cauda equina, the 'horse's…

What We Do

The Bladder and Bowel Community (B&BC) is the UK wide service for people with bladder and bowel control problems. B&BC provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these…