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How do you know if bladder training is right for you?

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The decision to try bladder training depends on what's causing the problem. Bladder control training is typically used to treat urinary incontinence. That's when you have the urge to go and/or leak pee. Incontinence is most common in women, especially after childbirth and menopause. Bladder retraining may also be used to treat bed-wetting in children.

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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