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How can bladder training help treat stress incontinence?

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In bladder training, you "stretch out" the time between bathroom trips by waiting a little longer before you go. For instance, to start, you can plan to go to the bathroom once an hour. You follow this pattern for a while, then change the schedule to go to every 90 minutes. Eventually, you change it to every 2 hours and continue to lengthen the time until you are up to 3 or 4 hours between bathroom visits.

From: Stress Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women" and "Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

SOURCES: National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women" and "Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

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