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What initial tests are needed to diagnose overactive bladder?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
When you visit a doctor for overactive bladder, you will be given physical exam and your medical history will be taken. They may be followed by a combination of the following tests:
  •  X-rays
  • urine analysis
  • cystoscopic examinations
  • blood test
  • urine cancer screening
  • special tests to determine how much your bladder can hold and the amount of urine left in your bladder

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