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Absorbent body-worn pads are the most commonly used product for urine leakage. Some are more suitable for light bladder leakage, some for moderate or heavy bladder leakage. You can find out more about different products by clicking on the links above. If you are unsure how heavily you leak, go to bladder leakage.

For help with identifying products that might be suitable for you, you can go to Product Advisor. For articles on how physical characteristics, lifestyle, preferences and location can influence product choices, go to About you.

You can find out some general information about absorbent products below.

Top Tips

  1. Plastic backed (PE) all-in-one disposable pads are not only more secure but you can also use Duck Tape to add extra security at night when the tapes can peel off when tossing & turning.
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  3. Check the pad manufacturers' websites for fitting guides
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  5. Keep a supply of different sizes of pad – larger for long journeys or times when you cannot easily change your pad and smaller pads for when you can change to have a more discreet option
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  7. Pads can be disposed of in plastic supermarket bags after they have been used - best if you double bag!
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  9. Scented disposal bags can smell as bad as used pads! Try using ordinary small bin bags.
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  11. For All-in-one pads put a little powder around the top of the legs after securing, to stop any chafing.
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  13. Don’t be put off using an all in one product if you experience heavier incontinence because they “look like a nappy”, under most clothes like jeans, they aren’t as visible as you think, and they are much easier to change than a pull up when out and about because they don’t require the removal of your shoes and trousers, this is also true of large shaped pads and the belted style products if all in ones don’t work for you.
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Continence Product Advisor

Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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