Check your symptoms
Complete this questionnaire to help determine whether or not you have a bladder problem, and, if so, what type of problem it may possibly be.During the past week, were you bothered by:Clear my answers1
Frequently needing the toilet during the daytime hours (8 or more times a day)?2 Suddenly needing the toilet with little or no warning?3 Accidental leakage of small amounts of urine, for example when you laugh or cough?4 Accidental leakage of a small amount of urine after an urgent and uncontrollable need to go to the toilet?5 Waking up two or more times at night to go to the toilet?6 A painful or uncomfortable sensation when using the toilet?7 Wetting the bed?Please answer all questions to continue
It doesn’t look like you have an overactive bladder.
But you may have another problem affecting bladder control. That’s why it’s important to see your doctor who’ll be able to diagnose you properly. In the meantime, have a look at the Bladder and Bowel Foundation website, which contains lots of useful information on common bladder problems and complaints.
It looks like you could have an overactive bladder.
You may want to print out this questionnaire with your results and discuss the contents with your doctor.
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Bladder problems are not a normal part of agingThere are a number of reasons for developing a bladder problem, and in
most cases it can easily be treated.
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Videos to help youIf you think you have a bladder problem, or want to know more about overactive bladder, click on the videos to hear what doctors Christian Jessen and Dawn Harper have to say.
- NHS choices, treating urinary incontinence. Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Incontinence-urinary/Pages/Introduction.aspx