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Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence - Symptoms

Stress Urinary Incontinence - How to prevent?

Stress Urinary Incontinence - Diagnosis

What Investigations Do I Need To For?

The following tests may be ordered for you:

  1. Urine Test: To exclude urinary infection
  2. Pad Test: You are asked to drink 500 mls of water. A pre-weighed sanitary pad is worn and weighed one hour later. During which time, you are asked to perform activities such as walking, bending, coughing and climbing stairs. It is done to quantify incontinence
  3. Erect Stress Test: You are asked to cough in a standing position onto a pre-weighed incontinent sheet, which is then weighed to quantify the loss
  4. Residual urine: To exclude voiding difficulties and overflow incontinence
  5. Uroflometry: To measure urinary flow rate
  6. Urodyamic study: A test that measures the detrusor muscle pressure at rest and during activities like coughing and passing urine. It helps in differentiating the various types of urinary incontinence and voiding disorders
  7. Ultrasound scan: To exclude associated gynaecological conditions, to measure bladder volume and bladder neck mobility

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Stress Urinary Incontinence - Other Information

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