Need to Pee

Frequent trips to the loo can be a sign that your bladder is not working properly but it can also be the symptom of other health issues such as kidney disease or even a cancer such as bladder or prostate cancer.

If you find you are needing pee more frequently, or find it hard to hold your pee, go and see your GP and get checked. The sooner you can put your mind at rest, or get help for your symptoms, the better.


The frequent need to pee

Urinary incontinence, sometimes known as leaky bladder, is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a common and often embarrassing problem that blights the life of millions people in the UK. The severity ranges from involuntary leaking when you cough or sneeze, stress incontinence, to constantly having the need to pee because your bladder cannot store urine.

If you have any type of incontinence you should see your GP as this will be the first step to managing the problem. Learn about urinary incontinence on our health page where you can read more about the signs and symptons as well as finding out some of the ways to treat the matter.

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Need to Pee card

Need to Pee card

The Urology Foundation has designed the Need to Pee card to help you gain quick access to a toilet when the urge comes.  The wallet sized card can help you explain the circumstance and quickly avoid any embarrassing situation. If you suffer from incontinence or other bladder conditions our Need to Pee card could give you the confidence to enjoy life, knowing that when you need to you can access the closest toilet when out and about. 

For your card today we ask for nominal donation of £2 to cover the cost of postage and package. You can do this through our donate page and in the 'I am donating because' section let us know that you would like a Need to Pee card.

If you are a medical professional and would like to offer the Need to Pee card to your patients please email the team or call us on 020 7713 9538.

Please note, that while we hope the card will allow quick access to a toilet it will be at the discretion of the establishment.

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World Continence Week

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World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the International Continence Society (ICS) every year to raise awareness of incontinence related issues. During the week The Urology Foundation highlights the impact incontinence can have on our life and encourages those living with it to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.

You can find out more about our WCW activity and read about the work we fund to improve the continence treatment and care available on our WCW 2017 campaign page.

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