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How is a stress test used to diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
If your doctor feels that you may have other contributing conditions, you may undergo a stress incontinence test in which you will be asked to cough continuously while your doctor watches for urine loss.

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