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Diagnostic Tests for Overactive Bladder

Diagnostic tests for Overactive Bladder:

A qualified health care professional will perform a complete evaluation and history and physical, in conjunction with medical testing, to determine the type and severity of overactive bladder you have and the most appropriate and effective treatment plan for you.

Diagnostic testing can include a urine analysis, which evaluates a number of elements in the urine and can determine if you have a condition, such as a urinary tract infection, that is responsible for or aggravating your symptoms. There are also a wide variety of radiological and ultrasound tests, usually ordered by an urologist, that are used to evaluate the functioning of your bladder.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Overactive Bladder:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Overactive Bladder:

When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see the inside of your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cystoscope has lenses like a telescope or microscope. These lenses let the doctor focus on the inner surfaces of the urinary tract. Some cystoscopes use optical fibers (flexible glass fibers) that carry an image from the tip of the instrument to a viewing piece at the other end. The cystoscope is as thin as a pencil and has a light at the tip. Many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide other instruments for procedures to treat urinary problems (Source: excerpt from Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy: NIDDK)


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