Frequent Urination (cont.)
Exams and Tests
Your doctor will perform a physical exam
and will ask you questions about your medical history and medications you may be
Your doctor may ask the following questions:
- How many times in the day and night are you
- Are there changes in the color of your urine? Do you have light or
- Do you have frequent pain, discomfort or a burning sensation while
- Have you made any recent dietary changes?
- Do you have other
symptoms (increased thirst, weight loss, fever, back pain)?
doctor may order any of the following tests, depending on the findings of the physical exam and medical history.
- Urinalysis and urine culture: These tests
detect and measure various components of the urine. A urine culture can detect
bacteria that may be the cause of a urinary tract infection.
This noninvasive imaging test is used to visualize your kidneys and bladder to
detect any structural abnormalities or tumors.
- Cystometry: This test measures
the pressure inside the bladder and checks for the possibility of muscle or
nerve problems that may cause frequent urination.
- Cystoscopy: This is an
invasive test that allows a doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and
urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope.
tests: Diagnostic tests such as urodynamics, imaging, EEG, and EMG are procedures
that help the doctor confirm or rule out the presence of a nerve disorder.
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