Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Jul. 31, 2016
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
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 48,742,150