This leaflet has information about the continence problems that may happen after stroke and the treatment and services available to help.
Find out why you may lose control of your bladder or bowels after a stroke, the kinds of problems this can cause and how they can be treated.
It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence.
Although all strokes are different, there are some common problems that many people experience. Some of these effects may not be obvious to other people.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.