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woman during non-invasive medical procedure for urinary incontinence

On a normal basis, we should be able to hold in our urine for a minimum of 2-4 hours, or go to the bathroom at most 8x/day. Irregularities in this schedule can be a result of a variety of pelvic floor conditions, including but not limited to overactive bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis, or pelvic organ prolapse.

Bladder retraining is a therapeutic practice which involves voiding (urinating) on a timed schedule. The goal of doing this is to gradually increase the time interval between voiding in order to decrease sensitivity of the bladder. The training can be useful for anyone experiencing urinary urgency and frequency not related to an infection. When initiating training, it is best to do so under the care of a pelvic floor therapist who can guide you through ways of alleviating strong feelings of urgency and discomfort, and can tailor a plan specific to your lifestyle.

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