Incontinence (Urinary and Faecal)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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The leaflets section of Patient UK

Includes leaflets called:

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Bladder and Bowel Foundation

Provides information and support for people with bladder and bowel disorders, their carers, families and healthcare professionals.

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Mitrofanoff Support

Offers information and support to anyone who may be about to have, or already has a Mitrofanoff procedure (a procedure used to treat certain types of bladder and urinary tract problems that cause urinary incontinence).

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PromoCon

PromoCon provides a national service, working as part of Disabled Living, Manchester to improve the life for all people with bladder or bowel problems by offering product information, advice and practical solutions to both professionals and the general public.

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Urinary incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Faecal Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Endoscopic radiofrequency therapy of the anal sphincter for faecal incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for faecal incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Stimulated Graciloplasty for Faecal Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Transabdominal Artificial Bowel Sphincter Implantation for Faecal Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Insertion of Biological Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Insertion of Extraurethral (non-circumferential) Retropubic Adjustable Compression Devices for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Intramural Urethral Bulking Procedures for Stress Urinary Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Faecal Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Injectable Bulking Agents for Faecal Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Single-Incision Sub-Urethral Short Tape Insertion for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Artificial Anal Sphincter Implantation

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urge Incontinence and Urgency-Frequency

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Suburethral Synthetic Sling Insertion for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Men

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Incontinence

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Surgery for stress incontinence

Information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Advice for Women who have Urinary Stress Incontinence

Information from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Female Incontinence

Information from Women’s Health Concern.

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Maintaining Bowel Control

Information from Core.

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Urinary Retention and Incontinence

Information emc Medicine Guides.

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Athena Feminine Technology

The Athena Pelvic Muscle Exerciser is designed to ensure that pelvic floor exercises are carried out correctly, on the right muscles in exactly the right place.

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Kegelmaster Europe

The Kegelmaster is an innovative device which aims to help women with incontinence to strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles.

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Mobilis Educator

Offers the Pelvic Floor Educator to help women develop a strong and healthy pelvic floor which can help to treat and prevent stress incontinence.

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Lady System (Pelvic Floor Exercise Therapy)

Provides information about stress incontinence, pelvic floor exercises and sells devices to aid the strengthening of pelvic floor muscles.

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Allanda

Offer specialist advice and information on incontinence and bladder weakness to help manage the condition effectively and a comprehensive range of incontinence pad and pant products including the full Tena range.

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Dryforlife.co.uk

Provides discreet advice and a range of incontinence products.

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Hartmann GB

Hartmann GB continence range comprises disposable continence care, skin care and personal hygiene products to meet the specific needs of patients and carers.

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SnugNights

Manufacture a range of waterproof mattress protectors.

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TENA Direct

The place to order the entire TENA range of products online for home delivery.

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Win Health Ltd

Specialise in the development and manufacture of innovative re-usable incontinence products such as absorbent incontinence bed pads and chair pads, waterproof bedding protectors and waterproof blanket and pillows.

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Incontinence, bowel

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Incontinence, urinary

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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