It’s difficult for me to socialise

When you are suffering from incontinence, the location of your nearest toilet is often uppermost in your mind. The thought of leaving the comfort of your home to go somewhere where toilet facilities are not adequate is scary, and it can severely limit your movement and sense of ‘personal freedom’. In a sense, you might feel like you are under ‘house arrest’, unable to join in fully with the usual social commitments, for fear of causing a disruption.

Firstly, if this sounds like you, then you should be speaking to a healthcare professional about a suitable treatment for your incontinence. Remember – incontinence is not something that you just have to accept and live with! There are options available to improve your quality of life.

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Secondly, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind:

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Incontinence tips for socialising.


European Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence [Internet]. 2018 [cited 3 August 2020]. Available from: