Continence services or continence advisory services are specialist teams of nurses and physiotherapists that can help you with bladder and bowel symptoms. Depending on the nature of your symptoms this could include help with:
- exercises to improve bladder or bowel control
- support with medication
- products such as pads or catheters.
You can usually contact your local continence service directly and don't need to be referred by your GP. The Bladder and Bowel Community website allows you to search for local continence services across the UK.
Ask the expert: Bowel and bladder problems
04 May 2018
Bowel and bladder symptoms in MS are common and often easily managed, so it’s important to be open about what you’re going through so you can get the support you need. We put some of your questions about these issues to MS specialist nurse Noreen Barker.
Managing your bowels
This publication discusses why bowel problems can be part of MS and provides a practical approach to their management.
Managing your bladder
Order or download our book that looks at why bladder problems can be part of MS and provides a practical approach to their management.