Menopause FAQs: Incontinence explains how menopause may result in increased difficulty with bladder and bowel control, so choose to get help.
Is there an association between menopause and increased difficulty with bladder and bowel control?
What are the most common menopause bladder and bowel symptoms?
- Leakage of urine with coughs, sneezes, or exercise
- Leakage of urine on the way to the toilet
- Getting up twice or more overnight to pass urine
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Rushing to the toilet to open bowels
- Being unable to control wind, and
May keeping a diary be helpful?
“By keeping a bladder or bowel diary, you are not only educating and informing yourself, you are assuming responsibility for playing a role in getting diagnosed correctly”.
May some Countries have a national continence/incontinence Helpline?
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Can incontinence be improved?
“Incontinence is not something to be embarrassed about; it is a very common problem that you do not have to tolerate. In many cases, it can be improved with pelvic floor physiotherapy by a continence nurse or pelvic floor physiotherapist”.
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In Menopause FAQs: Expert Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause you may find Menopause FAQS: Menopause Symptoms where the NAMS explain:
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