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What is a post-void residual urine test?

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When you pee, not all the urine gets emptied from your bladder. If you have urinary problems, your doctor may need to know how much is left there. A post-void residual urine test can tell them.

From: What Is a Post-Void Residual Urine Test? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviews in Urology : “Evaluation of Voiding Dysfunction and Measurement of Bladder Volume.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Urodynamic Testing,” “Urinary Tract Imaging.”

Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series: “Portable Bladder Ultrasound: An Evidence-Based Analysis.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Ultrasound bladder scanner presents falsely elevated postvoid residual volumes.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Bladder Outlet Obstruction.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Reviews in Urology : “Evaluation of Voiding Dysfunction and Measurement of Bladder Volume.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Urodynamic Testing,” “Urinary Tract Imaging.”

Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series: “Portable Bladder Ultrasound: An Evidence-Based Analysis.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Ultrasound bladder scanner presents falsely elevated postvoid residual volumes.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Bladder Outlet Obstruction.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

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