1. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    Hello to all
    Can anyone advise re female incontinence?

    When my Dad had this problem he had a catheter and bag.

    My mum is getting very upset re this problem. It does not help when "water tablets" are prescribed.

    any advice would be great.

    Regards
    snuffyuk
     
  2. Chesca

    Chesca Guest

    Dear Snuffy

    It's a horrible indignity for our loved ones, isn't it just. Barraf and others recently provided some very useful information about incontinence paraphernalia in an earlier thread submitted by Jim's Daughter on 12/01, it's still there. There's a catalogue available from a company providing pants, pads, padded pants and all sorts of useful things. I'll dig the web address out and let you have it in a PM courtesy of Barraf.

    Good wishes to you
    Chesca
     
  3. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    Thankyou Chesca but my mum already wears pant and pads etc
    Regards
    snuffyuk
     
  4. Chesca

    Chesca Guest

    Sorry! Not much help. Not sure what you mean, I suppose. Mum takes water tablets for a variety of reasons but every now and then they are stopped as one doctor changes his mind about her needing them, the incontinence is reduced, then another steps in and alters things...because of swollen ankles, etc. you know the way it is.
    Regards etc.
    Chesca
     
  5. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Have you been in touch with the continence advisor at your local health trust. Their telephone number should be amongst all the bumf that the SS give you. If not your local branch of the AS will be able to supply you with the number.

    I am not sure whether they go beyond pads etc, I would think if you are exploring the possibillity of catheters your GP should be your port of call.

    All rather negative I'm afraid but it might get you started.

    Cheers Barraf
     
  6. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    Thanks for all your reply's
    snuffyuk
     
  7. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Dear Snuffy, are you thinking more along the lines of a catheter for your Mum now? I know they do provide them, but they don't like to because they can cause problems, infection etc. Also, dementia patients often pull them out, ouch!! if you know what I mean. It would be the inco team that could advise you though. It's a really difficult one, especially with the dignity bit, I wish you luck, I know it's a nightmare for you. Love She. XX
     
  8. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    Many thanks
     

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