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How can bladder training help?

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After bladder training, you should be able to:

Although you probably want to see results right away, be patient. Bladder retraining can take 6-12 weeks to be successful.

If you've been trying bladder training for several weeks and it still isn't working, check back in with your doctor. You might need to try other approaches, like medication or surgery.

  • Go longer periods of time between bathroom visits
  • Hold more liquid in your bladder
  • Have more control over the urge to go

From: Bladder Training WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Children." Women's Continence Center: "Bladder Training."  Mayo Clinic. Shamliyan, T.A. , March 2008. Kim, S.W. , 2008.





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SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Children." Women's Continence Center: "Bladder Training."  Mayo Clinic. Shamliyan, T.A. , March 2008. Kim, S.W. , 2008.





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Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on June 4, 2019

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