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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

You can pay for our Continence Support service using:

  • funding from your NDIS plan
  • state government funding in NSW
  • pay privately and claim a rebate from your private health insurer.

We can help you work out the best way to pay for this service 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?

To make an appointment with one of our continence nurses get in touch with our Plus Connect team today.