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It is common for people to have problems controlling their bladder and/or bowels after a stroke. About half of all people admitted to hospital after a stroke will lose bladder control and a third will experience loss of bowel control. For the majority of people these problems will resolve over time. For most people normal bladder and bowel function will resume within a year after their stroke.
Loss of bladder or bowel control is called incontinence. It is not just a physical problem; it can impact on what people do and how they feel. It can be a cause of considerable concern and distress as it is a very sensitive and personal issue.
If you do continue to experience bowel and bladder problems, there is a lot of support available to you whether you are in hospital or at home: