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Bladder problems are common in MS, but there is usually something that can be done to help.

This section looks at the different types of bladder problems in MS and looks at ways of managing them.

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.


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It’s important to test for urinary tract infections, as the symptoms can be very similar to bladder problems caused directly by MS.

Find out more about bladder problems.

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.

Find out more about treating bladder problems

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