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.

Incontinence and emotions

Understanding why incontinence affects you emotionally can help you learn to feel better about yourself, to tackle your bladder or bowel problem more positively, and to relate to those close to you more easily. Are you the only person with…

Sexual relationships

Loving, caring relationships are important for everyone – and many want these to develop into sexual relationships. For everyone, these relationships are a source of happiness and sadness, joy and disappointment, anxiety and pleasure,…

Travelling with confidence

It can be difficult enough having to cope with on-going bladder or bowel problems when you’re in the comfort of your own home, but what should you do if you want to go on holiday? The first thing to remember is there is no real reason why…

Practical advice

When you have been diagnosed with a bladder or bowel problem there will be many questions running through your mind. You may remember to ask your health professional the most obvious ones but in case you’re left searching and more…

Catheters & Accessories

A catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used as a management aid by people who cannot empty their bladder properly. There are three main types of catheters: Intermittent catheters…

Testimonials

Below you will find a collection of comments from people who have found our services useful. If we have helped you in some way, whether it be from a chat with one of our Helpline nurses, or maybe you couldn't live without our Toilet Card  …

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…

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…