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what are the tests for urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Urodynamics: And a pelvic exam.
Answered on May 10, 2016
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
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
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on May 10, 2016
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
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.
Answered on Feb 19, 2014
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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
21 years experience Urogynecology
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).
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience Urogynecology
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.
Answered on Dec 13, 2016

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