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How can keeping a journal help men with urinary incontinence in men?

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For a few days at least, keep track of how much you drink, how often you have to use the bathroom, and when you leak. Note anything in particular that might have triggered your symptoms, such as bending over in a certain way or drinking too much coffee. Your diary will give your doctor a good sense of your symptoms and how they're affecting your life. It can help find out which tests are needed to make the right diagnosis.

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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