I am 57 and my name is John. I had a stroke 6 weeks ago and have been suffering with light urine incontinence. Is this normal when you have a stroke? ive not asked my nurse because its a bit embarrassing. Would just like to know if its common to have this before i ask because if it is i wont feel as embarrassed? can someone help?
That is no problem, seeing a nurse can speed up the process of managing incontinence.
With light incontinence, you can start off with pads and see if these are effective. There are shaped pads available that are designed specially to fit the female or male anatomy. An example of the male pads are the iD For Men pads. These are available from levels 1 to 4. Tena for Men Level 1 is designed for light incontinence, however, you may want to try Tena for Men Level 2 for additional reassurance. Do you think you’d be comfortable trying these?
If you find your pad moves around a lot during use or is uncomfortable, you can try wearing pull up pants. These are perfect if you are fully mobile, whereas pads are a good option if you do not move around a lot. Pull up pants are also slightly harder to put on and take off. These products are designed just like normal underwear, so are perfect if you would prefer this style to an incontinence pad.
Would you like any more guidance on choosing a product? Let me know if you need any lifestyle tips for managing incontinence.