Bladder and bowel concerns are actually pretty common in young people. More common than you might think. Fortunately, there’s heaps of ways to treat and manage it.
If you’ve been experiencing incontinence for a long time, it’s common to just feel like giving up. Especially if it’s lots of effort to do what your doctor tells you, or if you feel like it hasn’t been helping much. Well, sometimes you have to try lots of different things with your doctor before you find the one that works for you, so it’s important to stick at it.
If you’ve already seen a doctor about a bladder or bowel control issue then you’ve taken an important first step. But there’s also lots of different health professionals and clinical services that can help with treating incontinence. You might already be seeing at least one of these health professionals, but it’s good to know all the different types of people that can help. If you’re not happy with your current doctor or health professional, you can always talk to your parents about going to see somebody else.