Bladder incontinence, bowel incontinance - tests for women

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is an uncontrollable loss of:

  • urine from the bladder
  • faeces or wind from the bowel.

It's not uncommon to have both. The regularity - and quantity - depends on how severe the problem is.

Incontinence often happens during coughing, laughing, sneezing or physical activity.

How common is bladder incontinence?

Bladder incontinence affects over 50% of women at some stage in their life. While it is common, it's not normal and can lead to:

  • restriction in lifestyle 
  • embarrassment
  • further problems and risks, especially as we grow older.

Like to book an appointment for an assessment and test?

Call us in Sydney on (02) 9790 6969

Can incontinence be treated?

There are very few women with bladder incontinence who cannot be cured or significantly improved. It's important to have the correct diagnosis with a Urodynamic Study so the correct treatment can be given.

Whilst Sydney Urodynamic Centres are specialists in diagnosing the cause of bladder incontinence, we can also recommend an appropriate course of action if we identify that you may also benefit from treatment of faecal incontinence.

Learn more about bladder incontinence

Click here to download our Urinary Incontinence Brochure

Visit a centre located near you

A referral from your doctor is required to have a Urodynamic Study done. 

Your doctor may have our referral forms. If not they can download it from this site. Alternatively you can download one and take it to your doctor to complete.

Click here to download a referral form

Like to book an appointment for an assessment and test?

Call us in Sydney on (02) 9790 6969 

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