Incontinence Stress Evaluation
The evaluation of stress incontinence begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam in females. The physical exam in stress incontinence is usually normal. Testing is often required to determine the underlying cause for stress incontinence.
Tests for stress incontinence may include:
- Complete blood count
- Kidney function tests
- Urine culture
- Urine cytology
- Urine stress test
- Bladder metrics:
- A variety of tests that measure the amount of urine in the bladder after voiding, the urine flow rate, bladder capacity, and others
- Bladder manometry
- Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis.
- Abdominal ultrasound
Additional stress incontinence testing in men may include:
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