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Tests and Results

You're worried, and so is your doctor. Below you'll find a run-down of some of the tests you might encounter if you suspect that you or a loved one is developing symptoms of overactive bladder.

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  • Retrograde cystography
    Learn more about this detailed X-ray examination of the bladder in which contrast dye is placed into the bladder through the urethra.
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
    Find out about this type of X-ray taken to image the bladder and urethra during urination.
  • Radionuclide cystogram
    See how this test detects radioactivity to evaluate bladder and urinary tract functions.
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  • Bladder biopsy
    Get facts on this procedure that involves the removal of a small piece of tissue from the bladder for examination.
  • Cystoscopy
    Learn more about this procedure that can diagnose an enlarged prostate.
  • Cystometric study
    Find out how this study measures the amount of fluid in the bladder.
  • Urine culture - catheterized specimen
    See how this procedure obtains a urine sample through a catheter inserted through the urethra into the bladder.
  • Intravenous Pyelogram
    Learn more about this IVP test that uses contrast dye to outline the kidneys, ureters and bladder on an x-ray.