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How can urinalysis help in the diagnosis of overactive bladder?

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Taking a urine sample allows your doctor to check for conditions that can cause overactive bladder. A urinalysis looks for the presence of these substances in the urine:

  • Bacteria or white blood cells, which could indicate a urinary tract infection or inflammation
  • Blood or protein, which could be a sign of a kidney problem
  • Glucose, which could signal diabetes

From: Diagnosing Overactive Bladder WebMD Medical Reference

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Sussman, D. , 2007. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Semins, M. , 2004. Nature Clinical Practice

Ouslander, J. , 2004. The New England Journal of Medicine

American Urological Association Foundation web site: "Cystometry."

National Association for Continence.

Urology Care Foundation: "What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 11, 2018

SOURCES:

 

Sussman, D. , 2007. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Semins, M. , 2004. Nature Clinical Practice

Ouslander, J. , 2004. The New England Journal of Medicine

American Urological Association Foundation web site: "Cystometry."

National Association for Continence.

Urology Care Foundation: "What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 11, 2018

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