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What are the risks to my bladder of waiting to urinate?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
While stretching out intervals between bathroom visits is a good way to train your bladder, waiting too long to urinate can create extra pressure on the bladder. Also, waiting too long can lead to wetting accidents that can cause emotional distress and setbacks for your treatment.

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