Paper urinary diary
What is a urinary diary?
A urinary diary is a useful tool – you can write down some important information like the total number of your visits in the toilet, frequency of urine loss episodes, and other information, which can help a specialist to determine the level and kind of incontinence you are dealing with.
The urinary diary organises the following information:
- amount of fluids taken throughout the day (including soups, etc),
- number of controlled bladder voiding and urine loss episodes,
- activities during which urine loss happens,
- used absorbent products.
What are the benefits of keeping a urinary diary?
Keeping such a diary for a few days before visiting a doctor will help you stay confident during the visit – you will be able to answer all your doctor’s questions precisely having all the necessary information with you.
A reliable urinary diary is one that is kept for 2–3 days before a visit; however it is advised to write down your observations for a few days extra. Print several copies of a urinary diary and remember about filling it in for a few days before seeing a doctor.
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