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Can a pelvic exam help women diagnose bladder control problems?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A woman should have a pelvic exam to rule out other conditions and infections that may cause or mimic overactive bladder symptoms. Your doctor will examine your pelvic organs and structures for any abnormalities and can detect whether you have suffered a pelvic prolapse.

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