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Bladder and Bowel Health Service (Continence) Service

  • Continence problems affects about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men. The good news is that in 70% of people the symptoms can be improved and even cured.

  • Service Manager Lead: Elaine Sutcliffe
  • Address: Kings Court 1 Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1JR
  • Reception phone number: 01905 681604

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What's normal?

Going to the toilet four to seven times a day and weeing between half and a pint of urine each time.

What's not normal?

It is not normal if you have:

  • have pain in your bladder 
  • blood in your urine (wee) 
  • difficulty passing urine (wee)
  • a change in bowel habit
  • blood or mucus in your faeces (poo) 
  • stomach pain 
  • unintentional weight loss 
  • to go to the toilet urgently
  • to go to the toilet frequently 
  • urinary (wee) incontinence or 
  • bowel incontinence

If you have any of these problems contact your GP. 

What can I do?

Make changes to your lifestyle.

  • Try to lose weight if you need to.
  • Avoid going to the toilet 'just in case'. Go when you need to. 
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Do pelvic floor muscle training. You can be shown how to squeeze your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Bladder training. This will mean you can learn how to wait longer
  • Drink more water so that your body is hydrated. 
  • Add liquid food to your diet such as soups

Want more information or advice?

Contact the Continence Advisory Service and speak to a specialist nurse. It usually just takes three appointments.

This service will:

  • Assess what type of bladder or bowel problem you have
  • Give information on pelvic floor exercises 
  • Give information on bladder training
  • Give treatment with prescribed medicines if needed
  • Give general advice on controlling and managing symptoms
  • Visit at home if you are housebound

Ask your GP or Health Care Professional to make a referral using the contact details above