Help & Information Category

Help & Information

If you’re affected by a bladder or bowel condition or would like to find out more about what we offer, we’re here to make sure you get the help and information you need.

The Bladder & Bowel Community provide over 60downloadable resources, such as frequency charts, the Bristol Stool Chart, bladder and bowel diaries, and pelvic floor exercises, to name but a few.

You’ll also find a section on how best tosupportyourself on topics such as travel, sexual relationships, and emotions, and accessing aJust Can’t Wait Cardto help you when you’re out and about. There is also a document specifically for those supporting their loved ones, along with a number of stories from patients and carers who have been in similar situations to your own and found the Bladder and Bowel Community a valuable resource.

如果你想了解更多关于膀胱和肠道社区的信息,你可以浏览关于我们部分。在这里,你可以了解我们的团队,以及我们如何计划持续改善我们的服务。

我们的目标是让人们过上自己想要的生活。有了这些资源,我们希望你或你爱的人能在通往更高质量生活的旅途上迈出另一步。

Just Can’t Wait Toilet Scheme

Display a window sticker and save someone's day Introducing the national scheme for participating locations and businesses to show their support for people living with a bladder and/or bowel condition, by allowing emergency access to a…

Bowelbabe Saved my Life

Mags tells us how a chance listening to Deborah James' (aka Bowelbabe) podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’ made her realise her symptoms were bowel cancer. Here Margaret tells us about her diagnosis of Stage 2 Bowel Cancer in January 2019 and…

Travelling with confidence

Travelling with bladder and bowel conditions can be a stressful process, and many will simply neglect the opportunity to venture across the world in fear that they won’t have fast access to a toilet. However, this doesn’t mean that you…

Lucinda’s Story – BAD/BAM

Lucinda Barton suffered with what she was told was Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 20 years, despite constant trips to her GP and several gastrointestinal specialists for tests and following various diets over the years, her symptoms…

Endometriosis is more than just a Bad Period

什么是子宫内膜异位症,有哪些症状?我们分享了三个亲身经历过这种情况的妇女的社区故事,并了解为什么这种情况可能需要长达8年才能被诊断出来。

Dysautonomia and my Catheter

During February we organised a catheter awareness week on our social media channels to raise conversation around conditions such as Fowler’s Syndrome, Sacral Agenesis, Urinary Retention, Bowel Cancer and Dysautonomia, all of which can lead…

Community Survey

We strive to continually improve our services to benefit our community and your feedback is vital in this process. From time to time we'll ask for your opinions to help guide this process, to ensure we're best serving your needs.

Abbie’s Intermittent Catheter Story

Abbie Stapleton, 25 from St Neots tells Bladder and Bowel Community how endometriosis and Fowler's Syndrome led to extreme bladder pain and bladder retention, resulting in her intermittent catheters.

Urinary Retention and Fowler’s Syndrome

Zoe, 24 from Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border tells Bladder and Bowel Community how one day she just went into urinary retention and how having a diagnosis of Fowler's Syndrome changed her life.

Natalie’s Bowel Cancer Story

Natalie, 39 from London was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer at the age of 36. The cancer had grown extensively and even after intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, she ended up undergoing Pelvic Exenteration surgery, which…