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What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

  • Stress incontinence – Urinary leakage that occurs due to stress on the abdomen (coughing, laughing, sneezing).
  • Urge incontinence – The leakage of urine associated with a great urgency or desire to urinate that cannot be suppressed.
  • Overflow incontinence – Difficulty to pass urine that causes the bladder to be permanently full and overflow into the urethra.
  • Total incontinence – The continuous leakage of urine.

How to know if you might have a problem

You might have a bladder or bowel problem if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Do you have to rush to use the toilet?
  • Are you often nervous about losing control of your bladder or bowel?
  • Do you wake up more than once a night to go to the bathroom?
  • Do you often feel that you have not completely emptied your bladder
  • Do you sometimes leak before you get to the toilet, lift something heavy or do exercise?
  • Do you have to plan your daily routine around where the nearest toilet is?

Other related health conditions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
The exact cause of IBS is unknown but there are certain factors that could aggravate the conditions. These include emotional stress, specific foods, infection etc. IBS can cause abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhoea.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

IBD is a medical term describing a group of conditions that causes the intestines to become inflamed. The two major types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis.

MediRite products to manage incontinence

The embarrassment and discomfort of incontinence can easily be managed through the use of TENA adult nappies, available at selected MediRite Pharmacies. The TENA product range caters for various situations and has numerous options suitable for both men and women. These products are specifically designed for comfort and discreetness and different levels of absorption, depending on your needs, are also available. Ask your friendly MediRite pharmacist to assist you in finding the right TENA product for you.

Product Name



TENA Slip Original Adult Nappies (Medium) 

10 per pack


TENA Slip Original Adult Nappies (Large)

10 per pack


TENA Lady Mini Magic Liners

34 per pack


TENA Lady Ultra Thin Mini Pads

14 per pack


TENA Extra Pads

10 per pack