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BPH Patient consulting with an online Urologist. Not an exciting chat

More and more online doctor services are emerging. Let’s take a look at this correspondence of a BPH patient and an online Urologist (below). Firstly, as you can see, the answers are generic. Secondly, he received a grocery list of possible issues and treatments. Thirdly, it seems that the online doctor is confusing between Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Urge incontinence??.

To sum it up, an online doctor can’t replace a visit at the Urologist’s or PCP’s clinic.
(TL;DR) Avoid online doctor services and don’t try to save money on your bladder.

Weak Flow? A sign of BPH?


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BPH Patient: I am a 58 years old male. Why does it take me a long time to pee recently? No burning sensation. Urine is not coming easily. Slow urine flow.

Doctor ###### replies:

Hello, my name is Dr #####, thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 13 years’ experience, and I am happy to work with you on this.

You should approach a doctor for this.
There are several types of male incontinence like Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence, Overflow incontinence and Functional incontinence.

Causes for incontinence are:
Small functional bladder capacity (FBC): In other words, the bladder is able to contain only a small volume of urine,
Detrusor Overactivity: the muscle of the bladder is hyperactive, causing inappropriate urination.
Sleep disorders: such as sleep apnea and sleep walking, etc. can lead to this.
Medications: certain medications can cause this.
UTI: urinary tract infection can cause this.
Urinary tract stones
Neurological disorders

Consult a Urologist for this.

A urologist needs to investigate to find the cause of your incontinence. You need to be examined thoroughly for this. In addition, besides tests like Urine Culture and sensitivity, you also need tests like Uroflow, Ultrasound, IVP, cystoscopy and voiding cystography. You should discuss these tests with your doctor

You need to take some active steps to combat such habits:
Pelvic exercises: Kegel exercises should be done.
Link: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000141.htm
Biofeedback exercises.
Behavior modifications: Like going to the bathroom at fixed times, drinking less fluids, holding on to the urine as far as possible till the time is appropriate.
These steps will help you, but you need to see a Urologist for this.
Hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query. If you need more help, please let me know so l can continue to assist you.
Thank you and I wish you the best of health – stay safe!


Conclusion:

An online chat will never replace a real face-to-face visit with a Urologist or Gynecologist. It is better to arrive prepared. That is to say, share objective data with your doctor. Such as: bladder diary and uroflow charts. Your health care provider will very much appreciate these. And, like this, your complaints can be assessed scientifically as symptoms.

Shared with doctor

Monitor your issue with iUFlow home uroflow and Bladder diary app. Your doctor will appreciate the data and will be able to better tailor the treatment for you.

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Voiding Diary – How to complete

Voiding Diary is an assessment tool that allows to record how much liquid you drink, how often you urinate. And when you experience urine leakage. Voiding diary is also known as Bladder Diary or Frequency volume chart (FVC).

Instructions for Completing a 3-Day Voiding Diary

1. Complete the voiding diary for a total of 3 days. 24×3

2. On the day that you start recording events in the voiding diary. Print your name and date at the top of the diary.

How to record in the diary:

Time of day: Use one voiding diary sheet for each 24-hour period. Circle your bedtime (example, 10pm) and wake-up time (example 5am) directly in the time column. Start recording all fluid intake and urinary events starting at 6am and ending the following day at 6am. Write down the even next to the appropriate hour time slot when it occurred.

Fluid Intake: In the column marked “fluid intake”, write the total amount of fluids you drank. This could be in ml or in ounces – during a given time period.

Toilet Urination: In the column marked “toilet voids”, remember to make sure that the urinary container is in the toilet. On each time you urinate. Record the amount of urine you voided (in ml) each time you urinated in the toilet over a 24-hour period.

Tired of the manual way of doing that? Consider getting an iUFlow device. Provide your PT or Urologists with real-time bladder data.

Amount of Urine Drained via Catheter (optional). Record the amount of urine (in ounces or milliliters) that you drained using a catheter. Remark if this was a residual urine volume (example, 120 ml residual [R], or 170 ml catheter [C] void). If you do not use a catheter, leave this column blank.

Leaks: In the column marked “leaks”. Mark each time you had involuntary urine loss (even a small amount) before you made it to the toilet.

(optional) Pad Changes: In the column marked “description”, write down on each time you changed your pad. If the pad was dry, write a “D”. If the pad was wet with urine, write down whether it was a small, moderate, or a large amount.

Start a new page for each day you keep the diary. You need to keep a diary for 3 full days, though they do not need to be consecutive days.

Clinic: __________________________

Name: ______________________________

Date | TimeUrine volumeDrinks volumeLeakageUrgeDescription
Date and Time am/pmThe exact amount of pee in mLThe exact amount of intake in mL / ozDid you experience any accidental leakage?
Rank it 0-4
How strong was the urge to go? Rank it 0-4 
      
      
      
      

Diagnosis Methods

Download and print your own bladder diary PDF form using this link

How to fill out a bladder diary? Here is a helpful tool to track your bladder behavior and is used to determine on how to handle incontinence or other bladder difficulties. Complete a 72-hour BD before your PT, gynecologist or urologist appointment.

This bladder diary form is printable and free to use.

But wait it’s 2021, you don’t feel like carrying this paper voiding diary with you? Check out a digital voiding app. iUFlow – Bladder diary. A FREE pee tracker app available on both Android and iOS app stores.

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Voiding Diary PDF (Printer friendly)

Voiding Diary PDF – conventional pen and paper style.

Download or print your own urine diary form using this link

The FVC (Frequency volume chart) is the conventional tool to monitor your bladder behavior.

In case of UTI (urinary tract infection), Incontinence, BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia), Nocturia, Overactive Bladder, Kidney related symptoms or lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS):

Voiding Diary PDF

Please complete your bladder diary for at least 72 hours (24×3).

Name: ______________________________

Clinic Name: __________________________

Date | TimeUrine volumeDrinks volumeLeakageUrgeDescription
Date and Time am/pmThe exact amount of pee in mLThe exact amount of intake in mL / ozDid you experience any accidental leakage?
Rank it 0-4
How strong was the urge to go? Rank it 0-4 
      
      
      
      
An example of a diary form

Indicate to what degree you had:
•Leakage before getting to the toilet
•Urgency to go to the toilet.
Add a short note (optional).

Download or print your own bladder diary form: Download/Print Voiding Diary form

Printable conventional bladder diary

This bladder diary form is printable and free to use. If you don’t feel like carrying this paper version of the voiding diary with you, check out our digital voiding app. iUFlow – Bladder diary. It is FREE on both Android and iOS app stores.

What is iUFlow?

Read what is iUFlow and why you should probably consider getting one.

Why iUFlow Uroflow?

Bladder management with iUFlow. iUFlow is a connected platform. In short, it assists doctors with the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). Some symptoms can be mild and should be monitored. If you’re suffering from symptoms like: painful urination, cloudy urine or blood in your urine. These are clearly a sign to call for help. Consult your Urologist or primary care.

The iUFlow system integrate two components. So patients can capture their voiding activities at home. And then, send a full clinical report to their physical therapist or urologist.

An app for your Bladder? What’s #1 Bladder Diary (TOP 2021 compare)

Are you after a Bladder diary app? There’s an app for everything today. And of course, there are various apps for UTI, Overactive bladder, incontinence and Nocturia.

iUFlow Voiding Diary app person holding iphone
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There are various apps for Notcutira Polyuria, Urge, incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms.

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TopBladder Diary Apps
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Miction Calendar – Bladder diary ⭐⭐⭐ 3.3

Calendario Micción – Miction Calendar. Allows you to keep a detailed diary of urination on your smartphone. So you can note down it anywhere, anytime, no need to use papers

Voiding diary
Voiding Diary ⭐⭐⭐ 3.6

With this diary you will be able to record your daily liquid intakes, voids, leaks of urine and pad changes for three days. Having finished the records for the three days, you can send the report to your doctor via email.

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Bladder Diary by iUFlow ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.9

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An easy and effective way to log your daily activity. This version of iUFlow Premium is Free and Unlimited, allowing you to impress your doctor with detailed data about your bladder activity. (Important: you don’t need to buy the iUFlow uroflow in order to use this freemium)

The app enables the recording of intake and output (urine) to track bladder activities, as well as recording bowel movement – poo – using a Bristol chart (to track normal, constipation, diarrhea etc) for a perfect digestive tracker and poo journal.

Keep track of your bladder and bowel movements easily on your mobile, then easily share the diary with your doctor. A complete urine log or a bathroom log is a basic source of data for treatment.

You can also use the Bladder Diary App as a comfortable water/urine reminder during the time of completing your electronic bladder diary.

A detailed bladder diary may be important and useful for health issues related to kidneys, sleep behaviors, the cardiovascular system, prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence, and Lower Urinary Tract symptoms (LUTS).

person holding iUFlow urine diary

Available for Android and Apple mobile devices

🥉 We’re a bit biased, but we think the best solution is the one we developed. We are glad that thousands of users with ~1000 reviews agree with us.

“I have been suffering from repeat UTIs and the Dr wanted me to monitor my urination frequency and I found this App. So far its been simply and easy to use and the data chart is great. It is slightly annoying that i was getting the pop up for connecting your iuflow when I don’t have and the reminder feature seems a bit pointless to me but easy to switch off. Overall a very good app.” ★★★★★

Practical tips for when you’re Simply Busting | Urge / Incontinence

Practical tips for when you’re Simply Busting. VCRC have just released a list of practical tips. How to calm down your bladder, for the moments when you’re desperate to find the toilet. When it’s just too far away.

These six urge suppression tips could also be useful for training your bladder to hold more urine.

Together with the iUFlow app, you can monitor your improvement and examine the quality of the treatment.

For the full VCRC tips in a PDF format, click here.

Continence Victoria Resource Centre iUFlow link

By installing our free Incontinence tracker, almost every smartphone is able to monitor your wee and bladder behavior with the iUFlow Voiding diary app and iUFlow Uroflowmeter device.

Incontinence is a friend? Learn more at VCRC and read the top tips for when you’re Simply Busting.

Practical tips for when you’re Simply Busting? But what is iUFlow?

Read what is iUFlow and if suffering from urge or incontinence, learn if you should consider getting a urine flow rate test and bladder monitoring.

Do I need a Bladder diary app?

What is the iUFlow Uroflow?

iUFlow Uroflow is a connected health platform. In short, it assists physicians with the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). The iUFlow solution includes two components. So patients can capture all their voiding activities at home. And then, send a comprehensive clinical report to their clinician.

Bladder diary PDF – Printable

Download or print your own urine diary form using this link > Bladder Diary PDF

Bladder Diary PDF, or, Frequency volume chart (FVC) is the conventional tool to monitor your bladder behavior.

Please complete your bladder diary for at least 72 hours (24×3).

Name: ______________________________

Clinic Name: __________________________

Date | TimeUrine volumeDrinks volumeLeakageUrgeDescription
Date and Time am/pmThe exact amount of pee in mLThe exact amount of intake in mL / ozDid you experience any accidental leakage?
Rank it 0-4
How strong was the urge to go? Rank it 0-4 
      
      
      
      
An example of a diary form

Indicate to what degree you had:
• Leakage before getting to the toilet
• Urgency to go to the toilet.
Add a short note (optional).

Diagnosis Methods

Download or print your own bladder diary PDF form using this link

Printable conventional bladder diary

This bladder diary form is printable and free to use. If you don’t feel like carrying this paper version of the voiding diary with you, check out our digital voiding app. iUFlow – Bladder diary. It is FREE on both Android and iOS app stores.

The iUFlow system includes two components where the bladder diary is just one of them. The other component is the iUFlow Uroflow @home device. With that, patients can capture their voiding activities at home. There is no need to touch or manually measure the urine in a container. For example: a Texas Hat or anything from that kind. The iUFlow uroflowmeter sensors measure the urine volume and flow rate and sync every urination with your bladder diary. By doing that, you can easily send a full clinical report to their physical therapist or urologist. To sum up, by using iUFlow, the diagnosis or symptom management process is based on evidence and real-time data. Objective Data. iUFlow.

By having bladder habits data, you provide your doctor or PT with the best data they need to learn about your lower urinary tract situation.

Bladder Diary Form – Best 🚽 Free FVC 🚽 record behavior

Should I use pen and paper voiding diary? How to print?

You were told to maintain a bladder diary? Well, here it is. This printable Bladder diary form PDF can be downloaded easily from the web. Alternatively, you may get a Bladder Diary Form to fill out from your healthcare provider.

With the conventional and old way to monitor and track your bladder activities:
1. You’ll need to always carry the form and a pen wherever you go.
2. To calculate the volumes.
3. To show your doctor the handwritten results.

Here is an example of an OLD AND CONVENTIONAL Voiding diary. Voiding Diary and an FVC – Frequency Volume Chart – are basically the same:

Bladder diary form
Not fun
Calculator Volume of Bladder diary
bladder diary manual
Date Wee volumeDrinks vol.Leakage levelUrge levelDescription
Date and Time am/pmThe exact amount of pee in mL/ozThe exact amount of intake in mL / ozDid you experience any accidental leakage?
Rank it 0-4
How strong was the urge to go? Rank it 0-4 
       
      
     
      
An example of a voiding diary form (feel free to use)

The better and easier way to monitor toilet trips is: using a digital bladder diary on your mobile.

However, a modern and better way to track your bladder behavior is by downloading and installing the iUFlow bladder diary app. Most importantly, iUFlow Bladder Diary is offered for free with no ads. Remember: a complete bladder diary can help the doctor in identifying the causes of urinary difficulties.

Voiding diary on an iPhone screen

To sum up, the FREE iUFlow app enables the recording of intake and micturition. Use it to track bladder events. The app records bowel movement – poop – using a Bristol chart (normal, constipation, diarrhea etc) for a perfect digestive tracker and poo journal.

In conclusion, iUFlow Bladder Diary App is a convenient water/urine reminder. You’ll be happy for this feature while completing your electronic bladder diary.

More information -> Better diagnostics. Your doctor will appreciate the data and will get you the best treatment that fits YOUR bladder and bowel habits.

Download iUFlow Bladder diary

Download iUFlow Bladder Diary

Yes, FREE and UNLIMITED Bladder control. We may be a bit biased. But the best bladder diary solution of 2021 is the one we developed. We are glad that thousands of users with > 1000 of x5⭐ reviews agree with us.

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What our customers say:

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I love iUFlow as a connected solution for me to do my testing at home. No longer have to handle urine and record measurements. I think every overactive bladder sufferer should sign up for iUFlow!”
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“I purchased the iUFlow privately, I really like it. I have multiple sclerosis & frequent urinating & UTI. So this gives me a more precise time & measurement of urinating.”

Incontinence? UTI?

By installing our free Incontinence tracker, almost every smartphone is able to monitor your wee and bladder behavior with the iUFlow Voiding diary app and iUFlow Uroflowmeter device.

In the voiding diary app, on each urination you can indicate to what degree you had:

• Leakage before getting to the toilet
• Urgency to go to the toilet.
Add a short note (optional).

Voiding Diary, aka Bladder Diary

A bladder diary, (known as a voiding diary) is an easy, @ home method to document bladder symptoms and habits. It is a superior resource for your doctor to review to help classify your symptoms and specify the source of your incontinence.

Recording a voiding diary involves tracking your liquids and symptoms for 72 hours. To sum up, write down:
  • The times you drank any liquid, what type of liquid it was and how much you drank (for example, 10 oz. water, 8 oz. tea). Champions tip: use a bottle with ounce markers on it.
  • When you urinated, and how much you urinated.
  • When and whether you experienced any sudden urges or leaks of urine.

This diary helps your physician determine your voiding habits including frequency of urination, fluid balance, and bladder capacity. Voiding diary is a non-invasive way to gather your symptoms and assess the severity of your bladder/kidney condition.

A voiding diary is an excellent first step in documenting your habits, urges, and leaks. If you are having any bladder urgency symptoms or other bladder incontinence, try a voiding diary.

Bowel and Bladder Diary (Best practice)

Still looking for a Bladder Diary Form?

Bladdr Diary Form

iUFlow app is a bladder diary on your mobile. And yes, it is of course a “Printable Bladder Diary” once completed. Share it with your doctor using iUFlow dashboard or a PDF file. It saves you the headache of printing a Bladder diary form and taking it with you where ever you go. You are welcome to download and use iUFlow on a daily basis to track & monitor toilet trips. The app is a fully automated voiding and stool diary.
It is FREE and UNLIMITED Bowel and Bladder Diary. (pee log, bladder runpee and stool log).

ICS Standardisation Steering Committee Chair Marcus Drake.

Frequency volume chart or Bladder Diary is a tool that allows recording how much you drink, how often you urinate. And when you experience urge or leakage. FVC is also known as Voiding diary and Bladder Diary.

Instructions for completing a 3-Day Voiding Diary:

1. Complete the diary for a total 24 hours ×3 days

2. On the day that you begin recording events in the diary. Write your name and date at the top of the diary….

^ THE PAST. Conventional Pen and paper way.

THE PRESENT:

Get the app and have iUFlow as a Bowel and Bladder Diary. A bladder diary incl. urge and incontinence for any Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms monitoring. For example, as an Overactive Bladder Diary or Urinary Incontinence Bladder Diary.

iUFlow app enables the recording of intake and urine to track bladder events, as well as recording bowel movement – poop – using a Bristol chart (normal, constipation, diarrhea etc) for a perfect digestive tracker and poo journal.

Bladder Diary
The app can remind you also when to drink according to your voiding frequency

iUFlow is the top Bladder Diary app in Google Play and in App Store

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