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What is meant by residual urine if I have an overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Residual urinine refers to remaining urine in your bladder after you urinate. If a lot of urine remains in your bladder after you urinate, you may have something blocking your urinary tract or keeping your bladder from working properly. Your doctor may use a catheter or perform an ultrasound to see how much urine remains in your bladder.

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