Screening and tests for stress incontinence begins with a physical exam, genital exam (men), pelvic exam (women), rectal exam and an analysis of symptoms. The patient’s medical history is reviewed.
Next doctors may recommend one of these screening tests to determine how well the muscles are functioning or if any other condition may be causing the stress incontinence:
• Urine samples for urinalysis and culture
• Fluid samples
• EMG (electromyogram) studies muscle activity
• Pad test
• Pelvic ultrasound
• Abdominal ultrasound
• PVR (post-void residual)
If you experience the symptoms of stress incontinence, schedule a screening appointment online at Florida Hospital.