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What tests are used to diagnose overflow incontinence?

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  • Bladder stress test to see if you lose urine when coughing.
  • Catheterization. After having you go to the bathroom and empty your bladder, the doctor inserts a catheter to see if more urine comes out.
  • Urinalysis and urine culture.
  • Ultrasound to see the bladder, kidneys, and ureters.
  • Urodynamic tests to measure bladder contractions, bladder pressure, urine flow, nerve signals, and leakage.

Other tests to confirm a diagnosis may include cystoscopy and IVP.

From: Overflow Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bladder and Bowel Foundation web site: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA web site: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Parker, W.H. Roseman, A.E. Parker R. , Simon & Schuster, 2002. The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urodynamic Testing."

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network web site: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Bladder and Bowel Foundation web site: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA web site: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Parker, W.H. Roseman, A.E. Parker R. , Simon & Schuster, 2002. The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urodynamic Testing."

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network web site: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

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