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How can a urine ultrasound help diagnose overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A urine ultrasound is used to identify possible blockages in your urinary tract. You will be asked to urinate in a container that measures the amount. Then your doctor uses a catheter or takes an ultrasound to see how much urine is leftover inside your bladder. A lot of remaining urine in your bladder may mean that a blockage or something in your urinary tract is keeping urine from flowing properly.

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