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Keeping a bladder diary helps us to make an assessment of how your bladder is working. It gives us an idea of the amount you drink, the amount of urine your bladder can hold, and how often you pee (pass urine).


 

 

bladder-diary

Bladder diary

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How to complete your bladder diary

Fill in the bladder diary as carefully as possible for 2 days in the week.

For each day, record what and how much you drink (in millilitres or cups), and when you drink it.

Use a jug to measure the amount of urine you pass. Record the amount on the chart.

If you leak urine, tick the column marked ‘wet’.

Every time you pee, please put a letter on the chart from the list below that describes how urgently you had to get to the toilet.

 

What each letter means
 A  I felt no need to pee, but did so for other reasons.
 B  I could wait to pee as long as necessary without fear of wetting myself.
 C  I could wait to pee for a short while, without fear of wetting myself.
 D  I could not wait to pee, and had to rush to the toilet in order not to wet myself.
 E  I leaked before I got to the toilet.

 

An example of a completed bladder diary
 Time In Out Wet Urgency
 7am    300ml    D
 8am  Tea (1 cup)      
 9am    200ml    B
 10am        
 11am  Water (1 cup)      
 12 midday    50ml  Yes  E
 1pm        

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about your bladder problem or completing your bladder diary, please contact any of the following.

  • Urogynaecology nurse specialist, phone: 020 7188 7188 ext 50250
  • Gynaecology Ward, phone: 020 7188 2679
  • Continence nurse specialist for the urology department
    phone: 020 7188 6783
  • Acute medicine/surgery continence nurse specialist
    phone: 020 7188 2083

 

Resource number: 2360/VER6

Last reviewed: May 2020 | Next review: May 2023

A list of sources is available on request.

 

 

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