Problems with bladder and bowel control are common after a stroke. This guide explains some of the continence problems you might experience, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment and services available to help.
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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.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).