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Incontinence

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Incontinence and continence problems

Many things can be done to manage, treat and sometimes cure incontinence and continence problems.

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In residential care or hospital Managing incontinence Continence Foundation of Australia

Incontinence should never be accepted as normal for someone in residential care, such as a nursing home or hostel, or in hospital. Any incontinence problem should be assessed and managed.

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Where to get help for incontinence

A number of health professionals specialise in the area of incontinence. It may be confusing to work out who to see to treat the problem. This fact sheet outlines how to approach the first appointment with a doctor, the range of services available and the role of various health professionals.

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Caring for someone with incontinence

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Urinary incontinence: About incontinence | myVMC

Dr Joe Kosterich talks about causes of urinary incontinence, such as pregnancy or dementia, and ways of preventing and managing urinary incontinence.

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Urinary incontinence What is incontinence? Continence Foundation of Australia

Urinary incontinence is a term used to describe poor bladder control.

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Incontinence, anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are common in people with incontinence. The good news is that there are effective treatments both for incontinence and for anxiety and depression.

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Faecal incontinence What is incontinence? Continence Foundation of Australia

Faecal incontinence is a term used to describe leakage from the bowel due to poor bowel control.

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Urinary Incontinence: Management | myVMC

There is a lot that can be done to improve urinary incontinence

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Urinary incontinence: tips - myDr.com.au

If you are experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence some of these suggestions may help.

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