Incontinence FAQs (cont.)
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What will my doctor do?
Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, health history, and personal habits.
Your doctor will do a physical exam, possibly including a vaginal and pelvic exam in women and a genital and rectal exam in men.
Your doctor will ask for a urine sample to test for infection and other abnormalities. Your doctor may also take a blood sample to rule out other medical conditions.
Your doctor may ask you to keep a urination or voiding diary.
Your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a urologist for further management of your situation.
What tests are used to diagnose incontinence?
A wide variety of diagnostic tests are used, depending on the type or symptoms of incontinence. Some examples of diagnostic tests include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/6/2016
Sandip P. Vasavada, MD
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