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Incontinence

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Caring for someone with incontinence

Many family members and friends find caring for a person with incontinence to be one of the most difficult aspects of caring. Incontinence can be unpredictable, add dramatically to your workload and be very costly.

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

Faecal incontinence in children (encopresis) - myDr.com.au

Children with encopresis are not soiling their underwear deliberately, and they should receive medical help.

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Who's at risk? The facts Continence Foundation of Australia

Some health conditions and life events can put you at risk of developing either urinary or faecal incontinence. What are the known risk factors? Learn about important health alerts.

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Children Continence Foundation of Australia

Learn more about the common bladder and bowel control problems experienced by children and how they can be managed and / or treated.

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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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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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Urinary incontinence What is incontinence? Continence Foundation of Australia

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

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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 | myVMC

There are many causes of urinary incontinence and incontinence is usually due to multiple factors. Urinary incontinence, if uncontrolled and poorly treated, has significant physical, functional and psychological consequences in affected individuals. Urinary incontinence occurs in all walks of life; the young, the old, males and females. Due to its universal distribution within the population it is a highly important problem.

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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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