Pads which leak could be because the person needing them is:
- constipated and has excessive incontinence due to pressure from the bowel.
- on diuretic medications (to increase their urine output) or new medications which can cause increased bladder or bowel irritability.
- They may have a urine infection that can lead to increased incontinence.
Medical issues such as these listed above should be checked and discussed with the person’s doctor.