A pad test can demonstrate the frequency and severity of incontinence
that occurs in your daily life.
You will be provided with an absorbent pad that has been weighed. The
pad is worn until urine leakage occurs, and then you return the soiled pad to
be reweighed. The amount of urine released is estimated by measuring the
increased weight of the pad.
Urine isn't something most people talk about. We barely give it more than a passing glance as it swirls out of sight down the toilet bowl. Yet changes in the urine -- its color, odor, and consistency -- can provide important clues about the status of your body. Your urine can reveal what you've been eating, how much you've been drinking, and what diseases you have.
"Urine and urinalysis have, for hundreds of years, been one of the ways physicians have looked at health," says Tomas Griebling, MD,...