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Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urodynamics

The most common way of establishing bladder overactivity is by performing urodynamics.
A catheter is placed in the bladder and the bladder slowly filled while the bladder pressure is monitored. You will be asked many questions about what you feel during the study. If the bladder pressures rise rapidly and frequently without your control, then an overactive bladder may be the correct diagnosis.

In brief: Urodynamics

The most common way of establishing bladder overactivity is by performing urodynamics.
A catheter is placed in the bladder and the bladder slowly filled while the bladder pressure is monitored. You will be asked many questions about what you feel during the study. If the bladder pressures rise rapidly and frequently without your control, then an overactive bladder may be the correct diagnosis.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urine, ultrasound

A urine test (ua) for infection and other conditions (e.
g. Diabetes). A bladder ultrasound can rule out atonic (lazy bladder) or other conditions (e.g. Mass 'pressing' on bladder causing irritative symptoms, obstruction).

In brief: Urine, ultrasound

A urine test (ua) for infection and other conditions (e.
g. Diabetes). A bladder ultrasound can rule out atonic (lazy bladder) or other conditions (e.g. Mass 'pressing' on bladder causing irritative symptoms, obstruction).
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. George Klauber
Bladder ultrasound can demonstrate many things, but does not tell you whether a person has an overactive bladder.
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In brief: CMG

If one has urinary symptoms or leake, a urologist can identify the problem with various tess in the office setting that are quick and relatively easy (and painless).
The tests include a urinalysis, an office cystoscopy (telescope in the bladder) to evaluate the urinary tract anatomy and cystometrogram (cmg) study to evaluate the bladder function.

In brief: CMG

If one has urinary symptoms or leake, a urologist can identify the problem with various tess in the office setting that are quick and relatively easy (and painless).
The tests include a urinalysis, an office cystoscopy (telescope in the bladder) to evaluate the urinary tract anatomy and cystometrogram (cmg) study to evaluate the bladder function.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
These tests can also be performed by your Ob/Gyn.
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