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Should I try holding back my urine to manage overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
If you are trying to retrain your bladder, you should hold your urine flow for some time to help strengthen the muscles and increase the duration between visits. When you use the bathroom, make sure to empty your bladder completely.

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