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How can timed voiding and bladder training help with treating urinary incontinence?

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With timed voiding, you make a chart of the times you pee and the times you leak. You watch for patterns and then plan to empty your bladder before an accident can happen. You can also "retrain" your bladder, gradually increasing the time between bathroom visits. Kegel exercises are also helpful.

From: Types of Urinary Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable," "What is Urinary Incontinence?" "Urinary Incontinence: Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles."

American Urogynecologic Society: "Female Urinary Stress Incontinence."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

National Library of Medicine Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence."

National Association for Continence: "Statistics."

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Urinary incontinence.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable," "What is Urinary Incontinence?" "Urinary Incontinence: Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles."

American Urogynecologic Society: "Female Urinary Stress Incontinence."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

National Library of Medicine Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence."

National Association for Continence: "Statistics."

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Urinary incontinence.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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