Continence problems after stroke
Problems with bladder or bowel control are quite common after a stroke. You may have an increased urgency to go to the toilet, or even leakage. While initially very distressing, these problems usually improve over time.
This guide explains some of the continence problems that you might experience, and outlines the treatment and services available to help in the short and longer term. It also describes some things you can do yourself to help manage incontinence, from pelvic floor exercises to changing your eating and drinking habits.
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