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What are the tests for urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Urodynamics: And a pelvic exam.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Tests inlcude and physical examination, cystoscopy (telescope to look in the bladder), and a bladder function test called urodynamics.
Jun 2, 2012
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Multiple: If you have urinary incontinenc you should see a specialist in incontinence and have a thorough history and physical exam. Further tests most likely will include a urine sample with culture and sometimes a urodynamic evaluation and voiding calendar. We put all this info together to decide which of the types of incontinence you have to develope a treatment plan.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Cough Stress Test: Recently the int'l continence society made it easier for women with straight forward stress incontinence, based on studies all is needed is to demonstrate leakage, do a urinalysis to exclude bladder infection, and preferably observe dropping of urethra that a sling will correct in a simple outpatient procedure. Other types & complicated incontinence requires urodynamic testing.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Physicians usually refer th cough test as the Marsall Test for stress incintinence. Stress incontinence wetting also occurs with sneezing or jumping. Other forms of urinary incontince usually require urodynamic testing. These tests include: Cystometrogram to measure bladder pressures, pesence on involuntary contractions & leak point pressures. Urethral pressure profile, uroflowmetry, sphincter electromyography and voiding cystourethrogram (X-ray demonstrating bladder and urethra during filling and voiding).
Nov 6, 2012
Dr. Amit Patel
Urogynecology 22 years experience
Full eval includes:: First, you should be asked to complete a voiding and fluid intake diary as well as a urinalysis and urine culture. Next, your doctor should take a detailed history and perform an office exam. You might also undergo a cystoscopy (camera in the bladder) as well as urodynamics (study of pressures within the bladder during filling/ emptying and a test for leakage).
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 31 years experience
Urodynamics: Specialized testing for bladder control problems are known as urodynamics. Urodynamic testing is a series of tests that measure how well your bladder stores and empties urine and can determine causes which will help to direct treatments. These tests are called "dynamic" for a reason as when performing these tests, one must reproduce symptoms so see a specialist for best results.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Urine leak: Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are many forms. It can be a drop or a spurt of urine loss with physical activity, such as cough, jump, lift or even getting up out of chair= stress incontinence. Getting an urge to urinate and leaking before you get to the toilet is known as urge incontinence, a form of overactive bladder (oab).
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of urine essentially on its own. Stress incontinence is when this happens from activities such as coughing or sneezing. Urge incontinence is when you feel the need to go and urine immediately squirts out. Overflow incontinence occurs when women hold their urine until their bladder is so full it overflows. Large fibroids can also lead to leakage. Watching caffeine intake and emptying your bladder regularly can help. There is a new procedure called Renessa which helps with stress incontinence. It takes about 10 minutes and can be done is a doctor's office.
Jul 10, 2012
Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith commented
Urology 35 years experience
Agee with above Urinary incontinence may be idiopathic, post delivery or post surgical.
Apr 7, 2013

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