If you want to be precise, you can establish the amount of urine that you leak using some scales.
You will need: a dry pad, a plastic bag and a set of digital scales (the sort you use in the kitchen
Wrap the unused pad in the plastic bag and weigh it in grams (set the scales to zero first).
Wear the pad until you have leaked.
Place the used pad in the same plastic bag and re-weigh using the same scales.
Subtract the first (dry) weight from the second (wet) weight. This will give you the amount you have
leaked in grams (providing the pad has contained all the leakage).
We know that one ml of urine weighs about one gram. So, if the weight you
are left with is 50g then you know that there was about 50mls of urine in the pad.
If you want, you can do this several times and keep a record to get an idea of how much you leak
each time. You may also be able to see if the amount you leak varies between different activities or if
you have a ‘usual’ amount you leak.
Once you have worked out how heavy your leakage is, click on Product Advisor to go directly to suitable products.
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