Incontinence nurse

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purpleme12 Thu 25-Feb-21 22:06:59

Anyone seen incontinence nurse for urine incontinence?
What can you expect from your first appointment? Please help

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Cocolapew Thu 25-Feb-21 22:17:17

Yes I have though it was a while ago, they ask what your incontinence is like, stress or urge, about your fluid intake, what your pelvic floor is like, what your births were like if you've had children. Basically just what they need to know to make a plan to help you.

purpleme12 Thu 25-Feb-21 22:19:53

I'm a bit desperate now
I really feel like I need medicine (obviously willing to do anything else they suggest)
And I'm worried they might not give it

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Cocolapew Thu 25-Feb-21 22:22:55

Did your gp not offer anything? I've been on Vesicare for years and years.

purpleme12 Thu 25-Feb-21 22:30:05

Oh really?
I haven't discussed medicine with anyone. I rang my GP about this last summer she said the incontinence person (don't know what you call that person) at the hospital wasn't open cos of covid so she'd refer me to the incontinence nurse who comes to the surgery. It's taken this long to get seen!!
And in that time it's got worse (as if it wasn't bad enough before)

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Cocolapew Thu 25-Feb-21 22:37:21

If the nurse ferls the like ut would help In sure she would agree to it.
I had a prolapse and got TVT which stopped stress incontinence but made the urge incontinence worse.
I saw a woman's health physio a year or so ago and that helped a lot so you could ask for a referral to one as well.

purpleme12 Thu 25-Feb-21 22:41:26

Thank you
I don't know anyone else with this experience

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Cocolapew Thu 25-Feb-21 22:45:30

I work with a lot of women believe me it's very common smile but you shouldn't have to suffer it, sorting your pelvic floor out helps immensely.
If it's an overactive bladder you will probably be advised to train your bladder, the nurse will explain how to do it.

thekingfisher Thu 25-Feb-21 22:51:06

Assume you have been on the nhs site. It's very comprehensive. I have urge incontinence and have had Botox therapy intermittently for the last 10 years

thekingfisher Thu 25-Feb-21 22:51:19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/

purpleme12 Thu 25-Feb-21 22:53:10

Thank you
I didn't know Botox was a thing for this

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