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bladder problems

Addressing the Stigma around Incontinence

Stigma is all around us, in one form or another. It is strong, yet invisible and has the potential to control us beyond what is reasonable. First of all let’s define the concept of stigma in the context of bladder and bowel health, so that…

Why is Urology Awareness Important?

Urology Awareness Month provides an opportunity to learn and share all things urology during the month of September. This year's theme is Bladder Health and UTI's. Find out why it all matters.

My videos help others with Interstitial Cystitis 

Jordan Bew, 36 from Cornwall spent nearly 2 years suffering from crippling, painful bladder symptoms before being diagnosed with a little known condition called Interstitial Cystitis in October 2022. Jordan shares his story about getting…

Reluctant to see a doctor? It could save your life

Deciding to get help with anything, let alone, medical concerns can be a challenge because we are hardwired to be independent-minded. This is according to Nora Bouchard1, a leadership coach who has recently written a book on the topic. It…

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

People who are diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) experience significant bladder and bowel issues often starting before other indications of MSA are apparent. Learn more from MSA Nurse Katie Rigg who defines the condition.

Ask a Catheter Nurse – Your IC Questions Answered

At Bladder and Bowel Community Home Delivery service, as well as delivering your catheter needs directly to your door, we also have trained catheter nurses who are able to help guide you through what can be a tricky and overwhelming time.…

Sacral Agenesis – Estelle’s Story

In this video for Catheter Week, Estelle Stevens, 37 from Devon talks to the Bladder and Bowel Community about growing up experiencing bladder incontinence due to her disability Sacral Agenesis, the importance of normalising conversations…


Pyelonephritis is a type of urinary tract infection in the form of a painful kidney infection. It is an unpleasant illness that usually happens when bacteria travels up from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys. The kidneys and…


What is Urethritis? Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra which may be caused by an infection, known as a lower UTI. The urethra is the tube from the bladder through which urine flows out of the body. Infections are generally caused

Awareness needed for Interstitial Cystitis

There’s still so much awareness needed around Interstitial Cystitis. Three years ago, Niki Wells shared her story with the Bladder and Bowel Community on how she copes living with the debilitating bladder condition interstitial cystitis…

Bladder Management and Childbirth

Difficulty passing urine or urinary retention, as it is known, is a common problem in the first day or two following childbirth, but with careful management this should resolve without long term consequences.  This page expands on bladder…

Incontinence Myths

For such a common condition as incontinence, it’s important to understand exactly what help and support is available. But also what common myths and misconceptions to avoid as these may prevent you from properly managing incontinence.

Don’t Suffer with Incontinence

You can order a free sample of MoliCare® pants for Men or Women. As a Bladder and Bowel Community member, you will also receive 20% off with HARTMANN Direct with code BBC20 at the checkout or over the phone.

Hannah’s Story – Interstitial Cystitis

Introducing Hannah, who will be contributing as a regular guest blogger for the Bladder and Bowel Community. Hannah has a painful bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and will be telling her story over a series of posts as

FREE Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card

Get your FREE Digital Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card The Original Toilet Access Card Access to toilets not normally available to the general public Discreet, clear communication when you just can’t wait to use the toilet Widely…

Urinary Urgency and Urge Incontinence

An issue with the bladder, such as Urge incontinence and urgency incontinence, can cause a great deal of worry and stress, and you may start to live your life around your problem. However, there is help available. What’s the difference…