Ask the nurse

Need some expert advice? Sometimes there’s no substitute for a medical professional, especially when it comes to getting peace of mind. So if you have a specific question, ask one of our specialist incontinence nurses. They are especially trained to advise on all aspects of incontinence care and protection. And remember, whatever your question, we will always get back to you in confidence.

Do you always get bladder weakness after a hysterectomy? Elaine

What can be prescribed to help an overactive bladder? So far I’ve had Oxybutin and Elmiron with no success. I also took Estrogen for many years. Nothing seems to work for me. Your help would be greatly appreciated because I’m sick of having sleepless nights. Incidentally, my bladder was given a clean bill of health last year. Alicia

Due to nerve damage in my back, I have a neurogenic bladder. I have overflow incontinence and have been tested for feeling in the bladder as I only feel it when it's overfull. I’m seeing a Urologist who’s sending me for a cat scan and blood tests, then I will get a cystoscope. The urine test showed blood in the urine. What am I in for? Francesca

There are certain times in a month when I seem to have issues with urine leaking out. This is not a permanent thing but usually once a month I get this. I can't even get up without urine leaking out. Is there a reason for this? Oksana

I've just had a hysterectomy and a bladder sling. Is it possible that my incontinence will continue for a while? The doctor told me I had a hernia on the bladder and that he had to repair that as well. Is this a common occurrence? Adrienne