Bladder control

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mayarose
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by mayarose on Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:43 pm

Bladder control

I recently read an article that our bladder can hold up to 500ml urine so women should not go frequently to the bathroom and try to train their bladder to hold for longer time so they won't be uncomfortable while going out. I would like to know that if this is the case then why sometimes I feel strong urge to go to loo even though I release very little amount when urinating. Have I got weak bladder?

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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:10 pm

Re: Bladder control

Although the actual bladder capacity is usually around 500mls, the functional capacity may be much less if the bladder is overly sensitive or overactive.
Needing to void small amounts is a symptom of an irritable bladder. Sometimes just being dehydrated and having concentrated urine can trigger this.
Make sure you drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine and alcohol mainly and try some bladder training drills
https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/reso ... aining.pdf
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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mayarose
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by mayarose on Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:21 pm

Re: Bladder control

Thank you so much for such detailed information about bladder sensitivity.

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