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Bladder control problems affect 3-6 million people in the UK.  Women tend to experience these symptoms due to childbirth or the menopause but it can happen at any time in a woman's life.  Although it is common it is not something that should be put up with and Physiotherapy can improve symptoms.

Stress urinary incontinence: - urine leaks out when the bladder is placed under pressure, for example sneezing, coughing or exercising.

Urge incontinence: - when urine leaks as you feel a sudden intense urge to pass urine.

Faecal incontinence affects 1.4% of the general population over 40 years although it can happen at any time in a person's life.