I had an incident where my leakage exceeded the capacity of my pad and I had some leakage onto my trousers, though my plastic pants mostly contained it. I couldn’t get to a toilet due to being stuck in a huge queue at a train station and it was very uncomfortable and stressful. Should I move up to a more absorbent pad or just treat it as a one off and see how I go? I use shaped pads with an 800ml capacity and they’re usually fine.
Thank you for your question. Is your incontinence light or on the heavier side? 800ml is a fairly light absorption level, so I would recommend finding a new product if these aren’t sufficient. Your leakage shouldn’t exceed the capacity of your product, as you need something you can rely on for leaks.
If you let me know your mobility level and how heavy your leaks are, I can point you in the right direction for a product.
Thanks, leakage is usually contained by the 800ml pads providing I change them about 6 times a day. I leak pretty much continuously but usually it’s small amounts each time, though it soon adds up which is why I change pads so often. On this occasion I’d had a few drinks with colleagues, which I don’t usually do because it makes my incontinence worse, and I had a huge gush which was barely contained by the pad and plastic pants in combination, and I leaked around the leg cuffs of the pants. Really worried about wearing bulky products so I’m pretty scared about the idea of needing a bigger pad!