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If you have bladder control problems, ask for help you don't have to put up with it

You are not alone. Over 4.8 million Australians have bladder control problems.

Bladder control problems can affect women and men of all ages.

If you do nothing, it won't go away.

Bladder control problems can be managed, treated and even cured.

Help is available. You can regain control.


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Do you have a bladder control problem?

Do you leak or wet yourself when you cough, laugh or sneeze?

Do you leak or wet yourself when you lift something heavy?

Do you leak or wet yourself when you play sport?

Do you have to rush to use the toilet?

Do you sometimes not make it to the toilet in time?

Are you often nervous because you think you might lose control of your bladder?

Do you wake up more than twice during the night to go to the toilet?

Do you plan your day around where the nearest toilet is?

Do you sometimes feel your bladder is not quite empty?

Do you leak or wet yourself when you change from sitting or lying down to standing up?












Seek help

Qualified nurses are available if you call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66* (Monday to Friday, between 8.00am to 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) for free:

  • Information;
  • Advice; and
  • Leaflets.

If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English you can access the Helpline through the free Telephone Interpreter Service on 13 14 50. The phone will be answered in English, so please name the language you speak and wait on the phone. You will be connected to an interpreter who speaks your language. Tell the interpreter you wish to call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66. Wait on the phone to be connected and the interpreter will assist you to speak with a continence nurse advisor. All calls are confidential.

* Calls from mobile telephones are charged at applicable rates.


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Last Updated: Fri 30, Jul 2021
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020