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Ultrasound - bursting bladder
I have to repeat my pelvic ultrasound scan because my bladder wasn't full enough for them to get a clear view. I'm supposed to drink nearly a litre of water an hour before my appointment and hold it until after the scan. I simply can't do this. Maybe I could when I was younger, but I'm 61 and seem to have an over-active bladder anyway. Last time I was told I could drink less and not finish drinking till a bit nearer the time, but obviously I didn't drink enough soon enough. I'll have to keep practising to see what the most I can manage is. Any tips?
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Eat salty food in the half-day before you begin drinking the water.
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Sure... practice not urinating until you MUST go, keeping track of how long you can wait.  This should give you a good idea of the time-scale, as well as perhaps stretch your bladder enough to hold a bit more.
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