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Why might a pelvic exam be done for overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Your doctor may conduct a pelvic exam to check the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and look for a prolapsed pelvis. During a pelvic exam, your doctor can also rule out other conditions such as sexually transmitted diseases and infections that may produce similar symptoms. 

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