What is incontinence?

If you’ve arrived at this page, then it’s likely you’ve been searching for more information about bladder or bowel incontinence. Perhaps you are suffering from certain symptoms yourself, or perhaps you are looking for a family member or friend. Whatever the case, we’re glad that you’re here.

Incontinence facts

While it is often associated with older people who live in care homes or institutions, it actually affects people of all groups and ages.

1.2. What is urinary incontinence

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary release of urine at the wrong time or the wrong place. Don’t forget: it is a not a normal part of aging, it is a treatable condition, and you don’t have to deal with it on your own.

What is faecal incontinence?

Faecal incontinence (FI) is the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stools causing social or hygienic inconvenience. You might also hear it referred to bowel or stool incontinence. Though it is less common than urinary incontinence, it can also have a large impact on a person’s quality of life.
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