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Are you experiencing bladder and bowel symptoms? You’re not alone – up to 80% of people living with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis have the same experience.

We know it can be uncomfortable to talk about, but we can help! Our Plus Continence team can empower you to take control and improve your confidence, relationships, sleep, work and everyday life.

Our continence nurses are here to listen. We can work with you to recommend treatments and strategies to overcome bladder problems, bowel and sexual dysfunction, including:

  • constipation, numbness, leakage, loose bowel, gas or urinary tract infections
  • impacts on relationships and sexual intimacy
  • difficulty dealing with bladder and bowel issues at work and social events
  • poor quality sleep.

How continence support works

Our continence nurses have specialist experience with neurological conditions. We’ll work with you to understand the symptoms you’re experiencing and how they’re impacting your life before developing a treatment plan to help.

Your treatment plan will be tailored to you and could include:

  • lifestyle and wellbeing advice to support better bladder function
  • discussing treatment available and referring you to specialists if needed
  • suggestions for products or equipment to manage symptoms like leakage
  • strategies to help you navigate work and social events
  • advice to manage difficulty going to the toilet
  • options for addressing barriers to intimacy.

How to pay for continence support?

There are several ways to pay for this service, including:

  • NDIS funding
  • My Aged Care funding
  • private health insurance
  • paying privately with a potential Medicare rebate.

We can help you work out the most suitable payment method when you book your appointment.

How to access continence support in Australia

  • New South Wales and Victoria: we have continence nurses based in both states. If you live close by, we can arrange a face-to-face appointment at our MS Plus offices at Blackburn or Lidcombe. You can also access continence support through Telehealth.
  • The ACT and Tasmania: You can access continence support through Telehealth.

Ready to get started or have some questions?

Fill in the form below or if you prefer, get in touch with our Plus Connect team on 1800 042 138 or email [email protected]. Let us know what you need because we are here to help you in any way we can.