Ask The Nurse

Need some expert advice? Sometimes it’s important to speak to a medical specialist. Our nurses are specially trained in issues around bladder weakness and have answered some of your questions below.

Do you always get bladder weakness after a hysterectomy? Elaine

I've just had a hysterectomy and a bladder sling. Is it possible that my incontinence will continue for a while? The doctor told me I had a hernia on the bladder and that he had to repair that as well. Is this a common occurrence? Adrienne

What can be prescribed to help an overactive bladder? So far I’ve had Oxybutin and Elmiron with no success. I also took oestrogen for many years. Nothing seems to work for me. Please help - I’m sick of having sleepless nights! Alicia

Due to nerve damage in my back, I have a neurogenic bladder. I have overflow incontinence and have been tested for feeling in the bladder as I only feel it when it's overfull. I’m seeing a Urologist who’s sending me for a cat scan and blood tests... Francesca

There are certain times in a month when I seem to have issues with urine leaking out. This is not a permanent thing but usually once a month I get this. I can't even get up without urine leaking out. Is there a reason for this? Oksana