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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues:  some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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Living with Ulcerative Interstitial Cystitis: Slow growth, quiet resilience, learning to pace and dealing with being left behind

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This is a guest blog written by a woman called Lucille Whiting, Founder and Lead Designer Maker at Sophia Alexander Gold Fingerprint Jewellery. Lucille tells us about her journey of living with ulcerative interstitial cystitis. 19 Years Before My Diagnosis I’ve suffered from what were thought to be recurrent bladder infections since my late teens, […]

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Bowel Interest Group Launches Updated Interactive Treatment Pathway for Chronic Constipation Patients

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This is a guest post by Bowel Interest Group for Bladder & Bowel UK’s (BBUK) blog. (Letchworth, 18 June 2020) Research has shown that chronic constipation is costing the NHS £71 million/year in avoidable, unplanned emergency hospital admissions. Bowel complaints carry an enormous stigma, with one on five too embarrassed to talk to their GP […]


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World Continence Week – Children and young people can have continence problems too!

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For World Continence Week, Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK talks about the continence problems that children and young people can have. She also discusses where you can find advice and information to support them. World Continence Week 2020 It is estimated that over 20 million people in the UK have some form of […]

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World Continence Week 2020

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Karen Irwin, Specialist Nurse/Service Manager at BBUK talks about this year’s World Continence Week (WCW). World Continence Week is a health campaign run by the International Continence Society (ICS) every year to raise awareness of incontinence related issues. This year it takes place from the 15th – 21st June. Bladder and bowel problems are not […]


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How to Help Prevent Constipation in Children

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For this year’s Digestive Health Day, June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, talks about the ways in which you can help to prevent constipation in children. We know that constipation is a common problem in childhood and once established treatment with laxatives will almost certainly be required to help resolve the problem. However, […]

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Improving Treatment Outcomes for Bedwetting

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June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) talks about improving treatment outcomes for bedwetting. Bedwetting (enuresis) is now a recognised as a medical condition with a number of different causes. These include not waking up to bladder signals, too much nighttime wee being produced, and problems affecting how much the bladder […]

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Managing Bedwetting as a Foster Carer

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Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) shares some advice and information on managing bedwetting as a foster carer. Foster carers have a challenging role providing support, love and encouragement to children who are not able to live with their own families. This is often difficult and can be more so […]

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