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Bladder diary

Your GP, specialist doctor or continence advisor may ask you to complete a bladder diary. A bladder diary records information such as when and how much you drink as well as when and how much urine (wee) you pass. It also records any urinary incontinence.

A completed bladder diary provides a variety of information about your bladder symptoms. This can help your doctor work out the best options to improve your symptoms.

You should complete your bladder diary for at least one day. In some cases, your doctor might ask you to complete it for three days.

It's important to complete your bladder diary as carefully as possible. Follow the instructions on the form.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2019.

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