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How is a cystometry test used to diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Cystometry is a test to determine how your bladder functions, how much urine it can hold, and any urge sensations you may have. It measures pressure as your bladder is slowly being filled. There are different types of cystometry testing but all of them require a catheter inserted into your bladder. 

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