What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to
have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Having a
urinary tract infection (UTI). Cystometry should not
be done if you have a UTI.
- Straining when urinating.
- Not being able to urinate while sitting or lying
- Not being able to urinate in front of other people.
- Taking medicines, such as
antihistamines and cough and cold medicines, that
interfere with your bladder function.
- Having surgery for a spinal cord injury within 6 to 8 weeks
before this test.
What To Think About
Since the results of cystometry
are often unclear, other tests such as cystourethrogram,
intravenous pyelogram (IVP),
cystoscopy may also be needed. For more information,
see the topics
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP), and
Other Works Consulted
Chernecky CC, Berger BJ (2008). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 5th ed. St. Louis:
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009).
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
||June 28, 2010
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June 28, 2010
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