Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Jan. 31, 2013
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Entity Registrant Name COOPER COMPANIES INC
Entity Central Index Key 0000711404
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 48,315,571