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How is overactive bladder diagnosed?

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To get a diagnosis of overactive bladder, your doctor starts with a complete health history to learn about other urinary conditions you’ve had in the past, and when the problem started. Your doctor will examine you, ask questions, and perform tests.

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

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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

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