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!
Hi . I’m in a similar situation after prostate cancer surgery and I initially used tena pads with my plastic pants (Robinsons size 5 ) but recently have found a pad called Tykables Dubbler and found these work really well during the day as they are a thick high capacity pad and really work well in conjunction with the plastic pants . .
The best solution in my opinion is to bite the bullet and wear a belted slip. They are available in differing absorbencies from I.D. Expert. I can lose a full bladder`s worth and still not have any leakage on to my underwear. They are easy to put on and very soon contour to one`s body. They are not bulky and no one will know. I have total peace of mind 24/7 and the slips will last for hours without you having to keep changing yourself and having a supply of fresh pads with you. Pads as such all have their limitations.
Try ID Slips. Ok they are nappy type pads but the normal and plus are super thin. No way you can tell you have one on. Even the extra ones. As long as I watch my fluid intake I only need 3 maximum in the day. I resort to a maxi pad/nappy on evening and night 😉 ..
p.s dontgo for cloth backed use pe backed so much better 😉