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How does a doctor use a bladder diary to diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Your doctor will use the information in your bladder diary about the times and amounts of urine you produce to find patterns of behavior or activities leading to your symptoms. Your diary should note the times you urinate and the amounts of urine you produce. This will help explain your symptoms and identify causes.

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