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What is bladder retraining?

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Bladder retraining is a type of behavioral therapy that helps you regain control over urination. It teaches you to hold in urine for longer and longer periods of time to avoid emergencies and leaks.

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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Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on June 4, 2019

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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