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Pelvic Health
Smarty-Pants Quiz

Question #6: When empty, your bladder is the size of a:

1. Strawberry (24% answered)
2. Pear (64%)
3. Grapefruit (12%)
4. Watermelon (0%)
5. Oh my gosh! (0%)


Expert tip:

Here are 3 steps to follow to help your bladder learn to hold more urine, so you don't have to go so often.

When you feel the urge to go, DO NOT head to the bathroom right away; instead, stand your ground and quiet the urge by:

  1. Taking 3 deep and slow breaths

  2. Doing 6-8 quick Kegels

  3. Counting backwards from 100 by 3’s

Once the urge has faded, try delaying going to the bathroom by 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, calmly head into the bathroom.

Continue to practice this every time you get the urge to go. Over time, increase delaying the trip to the bathroom by 10 minutes, then 15 minutes, etc. until you can wait 2-3 hours between bathroom trips.

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🍐 Pear


An empty bladder is about the size and shape of an upside-down pear. It can stretch much larger when needed though, and then shrinks back down in size when it is empty.


Congratulations to the 64% of you who got it right! (And I'm especially pleased no one guessed #4 or #5!)


If you guessed the size of a strawberry when empty, you may be someone who feels you have a small bladder because you always have to go. 


If that is the case, then you might benefit from this simple expert tip the next time you feel the urge to use the bathroom:

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