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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 empty…

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…

Frequency Resources

Below you will find the most popular downloads for those looking for help with their frequency condition. Just click on the image or the link to download your guide. If you can’t find what you are looking for then why not explore our…

Frequency Volume Chart

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. Download your chart below, and please see the guidelines for use.In order to get the most out of your…

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common and usually mild infection that can affect the bladder, urethra, ureters and kidneys. UTI’s can occur at all ages, although women are particularly at risk and over 50% will experience at least…

Lifestyle, Fluids And Diet

There are some general lifestyle changes that you could make which may help to alleviate your symptoms. As well as following a healthy diet, you should try to take some form of regular exercise. If you have stress incontinence it may be…

Prolapse Treatments

What to do if you have been diagnosed with prolapse If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have a prolapse, you can find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you here, as well as ways of helping…

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have BPH, 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 in…

Post Micturition Dribble Treatments

Conservative measures are used to improve the symptoms of post micturition dribble including training to tighten the pelvic floor muscles. There is also a technique that can be taught which helps to fully empty the urethra. Currently there…

Prostatitis Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have Prostatitis, you can find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you here. This information should be used in conjunction with support from your GP or health…

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Your treatment for stress urinary incontinence will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Many people find that introducing pelvic floor muscles can make a significant difference. If your symptoms are still troublesome, your GP can…

Frequency Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have frequency, there are many different types of treatments that may be offered to you, as well as ways of helping yourself. Below you will find a list of some of the common treatments used…

Mixed Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Your treatment will depend on which factors are affecting you the most. There are various treatments available to treat stress and urge incontinence, nocturia, overactive bladder and dribbling all of which can be symptoms of mixed urinary…

Nocturia Treatments

Your treatment for nocturia will depend on the cause. Nocturia can be divided into three main causes: Nocturnal Polyuria - overproduction of urine at night Global Polyuria - overproduction of urine during the day and night Reduced…

Nocturnal Enuresis Treatments

Your GP will be able to advise you on ways to manage nocturnal enuresis. Symptoms can be greatly improved just by altering how much and when you drink and by training your brain to wake you up at night to empty your bladder. If conservative…

Overactive Bladder Treatments

It can often be difficult to pinpoint the cause of an overactive bladder so your treatment will involve relieving the symptoms that give you the most trouble. Many people with an overactive bladder will have a mixture of symptoms including…

Overflow Incontinence Treatments

There are a number of causes of overflow incontinence, the two main causes are urinary retention or a blockage from stones or an enlarged prostate in men. Your treatment will depend on the cause. If the overflow is caused by a blockage,…

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.…

Urinary Urgency and Urge Incontinence

An issue with the bladder such as Urge incontinence and urgency 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 between Urge…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nocturia

What is Nocturia? It can be quite normal to wake once or twice during the night to pass water. If you have to do so more often than that it can become both annoying and tiring. The need to pass water during the night is called Nocturia.…

Post Micturition Dribble

Post Micturition Dribble (PMD), or after dribble, is the name given to the problem when men experience an involuntary loss of urine immediately after they have finished passing urine, usually after leaving the toilet.

Bladder Control FAQs

If you are have concerns around bladder control or someone you know needs support, it can help though to have a broader understanding of what support is available to you. These frequently asked questions may help you find more…

After The Menopause

What Is The Postmenopause? This is the stage of every woman's life that follows the menopause, or her last menstrual period. A woman is definitely postmenopausal when she has not had a period for at least a year. Most women in the UK go…

Bacterial Cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder and is a common form of urinary tract infection (UTI). Cystitis predominately affects women, but occasionally it can affect men and children. What Causes Cystitis? In most cases, cystitis is caused…

Fowler’s Syndrome

What is Fowler's Syndrome? First described in 1985, Fowler's Syndrome is a cause of urinary retention (inability to pass water normally) in young women. Urinary retention in young women is not common but can be quite debilitating. The…

Prolapse

What Is a Prolapse? Pelvic Organ Prolapse a condition in which one or more of the pelvic organs comes down or bulges into or out of the vagina, often with the sensation of 'something coming down below'. The pelvic organs consist of the…

Vaginal and Recto Vaginal Fistulas

A vaginal fistula is a tract or hole that has opened up from the vaginal wall and connects with another organ in the body. The most common types of vaginal fistula are: Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) - a tract that connects the vagina and…

Intermittent Self Catheterisation

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is used to treat bladders that do not empty fully. You will be taught how to insert a urinary catheter into your bladder by a health professional – this can be done in a hospital, clinic or at…

Prostate cancer

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

Bladder Cancer

Cancer occurs when body cells alter, multiply and interfere with 'normal' cells. Bladder cancer is unfortunately not uncommon. One of the common symptoms of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. The bleeding is not usually painful and…

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a condition in which the prostate is enlarged, but not cancerous. The enlargement of the prostate can restrict the flow of urine from the bladder, causing uncomfortable and inconvenient urinary…

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is the general term for inflammation of the prostate. The inflammation can be acute and is normally caused by an infection. Symptoms of prostatitis include pelvic pain, pain when urinating and pain when ejaculating semen.…

After A Baby

Most women accept that they might get a vaginal tear during childbirth, but having a bladder or bowel problem after giving birth to their baby is rarely in the minds of expectant mothers. This page aims to cover some possible problems that…

Urgency And Urge Incontinence Treatment

Your treatment for urgency or urge incontinence will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Your GP or Healthcare Practitioner may first suggest some conservative methods which can help to control some of your symptoms. If these methods…

Understanding Urinary Retention, Causes and Symptoms

What is Urinary Retention? The bladder is a balloon-shaped hollow muscle.  It is designed to stretch as it fills up and contract as it empties.  The bladder muscle can become so weak that it is unable to contract strongly enough to…

Childhood Bladder Conditions

Day time wetting affects about 1 in 75 children over the age of 5 and is more common in girls. Day time wetting can be embarrassing for your child and can be difficult to deal with, especially at school. It can, in some cases, lead to…

Urinary Frequency – How Often Should You Pee?

Frequency refers to the number of times you go to the toilet to pass urine in a day. If you need to go to the toilet very often, more than seven times a day on drinking approximately 2 litres of fluid, you may have a frequency problem.…

Mixed Urinary Incontinence

Mixed Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary leakage associated with Stress Urinary Incontinence and Urge Urinary Incontinence, and can also include Nocturia and Dribbling.  Some people have a mixture of all these different symptoms which…

Nocturnal Enuresis

What Is Nocturnal Enuresis? Nocturnal Enuresis means wetting the bed. Many people wet the bed at night, although few people talk about it. In fact, one person in every 100 may be affected throughout adult life. Most people think that…

Healthy Bladder

There are a number of things that you can do to try and maintain a healthy bladder. These include: Keeping a healthy fluid intake - Try to drink at least 1.5 - 2 litres (6-8 glasses) of fluid each day. When you are not drinking…

Bladder Care For Men

If you have bladder problems, you are certainly not alone. There are around 4 million men in the UK with some form of bladder problem and with an ageing, growing population this figure is sure to rise. It is often thought that bladder…

Bladder Care For Women

If you have bladder problems, you are certainly not alone. There are over 9 million women in the UK with some form of bladder problem and with an ageing, growing population this figure is sure to rise. Problems related to the bladder are…

Bladder Care For Children

Daytime Wetting Daytime wetting affects about 1 in 75 children over the age of 5 and is more common in girls. Daytime wetting can be embarrassing for your child and can be difficult to deal with, especially at school. It can, in some…

Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder? If you get sudden urges to go to the toilet to pass urine which are difficult to ignore, you could be suffering from an overactive bladder. This is sometimes called an unstable or irritable bladder or…

Overflow Incontinence

What Is Overflow Incontinence? Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder doesn't empty properly and so it leaks out. You may not get the message to go to the toilet either. The bladder never empties properly and fills up more…