Stay race ready by checking in with your bladder and bowel health.
Notice any of the following signs? Take action and speak with your doctor:
- slow and/or interrupted urine stream or flow
- trouble in starting to pass urine
- needing to pass urine more often
- feeling that the bladder or bowel hasn’t emptied completely
- dribbling urine after passing urine, or between toilet visits
- urgency or rushing to the toilet
- needing to get up two or more times per night to pass urine
- needing to use the toilet again shortly after going
- burning, discomfort or pain when passing urine
- blood in urine or stool
- passing little or no urine. This needs immediate medical attention.
Phone the free National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66 to speak to a nurse continence specialist about bladder and bowel health.
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