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Need some expert advice? Sometimes it’s important to speak to a medical specialist. Our nurses are specially trained in issues around bladder weakness so if you have a specific question regarding this matter, we’ll be happy to answer it. 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 nigh 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