Powder Room Postcard
This colourful postcard provides a brief description of the Powder Room. Print off a copy and give it to a friend -- send in the reply card to join the Powder Room community!
Download the Powder Room Postcard PDF (500KB).
A Quick Guide to Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Questions about overactive bladder (OAB)? The Quick Guide provides "the facts" on OAB and is a great brochure for individuals with OAB, family or friends of sufferers or healthcare professionals. Print off a copy for yourself or give it to a friend or family member.
Download the Powder Room Quick Guide PDF (1MB).
Your Comprehensive Guide to Overactive Bladder
Download Your Comprehensive Guide to Overactive Bladder (1.9MB).
A Sample Bladder Diary
One of the first steps toward determining whether you have OAB is to keep a bladder diary. Documenting symptoms (e.g. frequency of voiding, degree of urgency, wetting episodes) can help your healthcare professional make the proper diagnosis. Below is a sample that you can print and use.
Download the Powder Room Bladder Diary PDF (272KB).
Testing for OAB
In some cases, there is a test that a specialist may perform, called an urodynamic test, to help evaluate the cause of your symptoms and guide your treatment. For this test, a catheter (a small plastic tube) may be passed into the bladder and rectum, and fluid is then used to fill the bladder. During the test, you will be asked how your bladder feels and when you feel the need to urinate. While emptying your bladder, the volume of water and the bladder pressure will be recorded. Test results can help to determine how your bladder muscles are working.