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This covers the ability to control the release of urine or faeces. The frequency and extent of loss of control is considered.

If you have infrequent loss of bowel control which is entirely unpredictable and leads to immediate major soiling, then this may reasonably be considered a substantial adverse effect, as would loss of bladder control while asleep at least once a month, and frequent minor loss of bladder or bowel control, particularly if it is unpredictable.

However, infrequent loss of bladder control while asleep or infrequent minor leakage from the bladder is not considered a substantial adverse effect.

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