A woman performing a simulation of a bowel and bladder assessment.

Over 75% of people with MS have bladder symptoms as well as over 50% of people experiencing change in bowel function.

Both symptoms can have a huge impact on your quality of life. This can be a difficult subject for many people to talk about. Some may not recognise having bowel and bladder issues thinking it is part of life or something you have adjusted your life to. There are many solutions to support these symptoms and we wish to make that both easier for you and simple for your healthcare professional to recognise and support.

This easy assessment tool can help you identify any symptoms you may be experiencing helping you to approach your health care professional who supports you. Healthcare professionals can see from the answers you provide that further interventional support may be required.

This tool was developed along with Ayrshire and Arran Health board by Mhairi Coutts, MS Specialist Nurse, and Coloplast, a global leader in developing and providing solutions for continence support

Please feel free to download the form and take this along to your healthcare professional or contact Revive to support you with your continence needs. Julie Dock, MS Specialist Nurse, has a speciality in continence in MS and is supported by two specialist nurses in our continence service.

If you wish to find out more, please contact us on 0141 945 3344.