Finding the a suitable product or combination of products can be difficult. This section gives you some general advice about product selection.
If you know which products you are interested in, click on Products.
If you need help deciding which products might suit you based on your type of leakage, click on Product Advisor
It is really important that you have a thorough assessment of your leakage by an appropriate health care professional and consider all treatment options carefully; your bladder / bowel leakage may be cured or substantially reduced.
Think through your needs carefully to get the best management solutions for you. You are recommended to look at all sections in this website as there may be relevant information in more than one section.
Consideration of a range of factors is important for successful product selection 12
Click on About you for information about suitable products based on your physical characteristics, lifetsyle and preferences.
Finding one or more products that will effectively contain your leakage will also depend on:
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When choosing products think about how you will be able to manage them. For example, how often would you be able to change a pad at work or empty a urine drainage bag if you need help at home? For example, some men prefer a sheath which can be left on for up to 24 hours as opposed to a pad which must be replaced every few hours.
In general, the less often you are able to change your product the harder it will need to work! For example, if you know you won’t be able to get to a toilet for longer than usual you may need a larger pad or drainage bag with a greater capacity than usual.
The speed of leakage also influences how well a product works. This is especially true for absorbent pads and pants. If your leakage is mainly slow drips a pad is likely to be able to cope with relatively large amounts of urine. On the other hand, if your leakage tends to be fast gushes, the same pad might have difficulty absorbing smaller amounts of urine.
Choosing your products
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