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How does measuring bladder nerve impulses help diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Electromyography can measure the coordination of nerve impulses in the muscles of your bladder. Your doctor will place sensors on or in the skin of your pelvic floor. The sensors can detect involuntary contractions and nerve problems that create urge. This can help your doctor isolate and diagnose the cause of your symptoms.

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