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What is an abdominal ultrasound for overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
An abdominal ultrasound or sonogram uses sound waves to create an image of your pelvis and surrounding areas. It can reveal any abnormalities or blockages. The doctor places a wand-like device over your stomach, and an image of your bladder is created on a computer screen from the sound waves generated. 

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