What information does the doctor need?
Doctors often need a detailed personal and family medical history in order to diagnose the nature and extent of the problem. Keeping a ‘voiding diary’, where the details of voids over a period of one to three (or up to seven) days are recorded, may also be helpful. Amounts of urine voided, the times for each visit to the toilet and the fluid intake should be noted, which may be useful information for the doctor. Details of any prescription and non-prescription medicines being taken for other conditions should also be given to the doctor.