Mens bladder and bowel pit stop what to look out for

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.

This story was first published in Bridge Magazine. Subscribe and receive Bridge straight to your inbox.