There are two main types of bladder problems in MS – storage and emptying. Doctors don't know why some people get one and not the other, or why some people get a bit of both.
Symptoms of a urinary tract infections can be very similar to bladder problems caused directly by MS, needing to go very frequently for example.
There are a range of management techniques for bladder problems, including drug treatments, self-catheterisation and Botox. You can ‘self-refer’ to most NHS Continence Advisory Services.