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What is bladder training?

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With bladder training, you "stretch out" the intervals at which you go to the bathroom. You do this 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 period of time, and then you change the schedule so that you are going to the bathroom every 90 minutes. Then eventually, you lengthen the interval to every two hours, and so on, until you are up to three or four hours between bathroom visits.

From: Urge Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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