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bladder investigations - your guide

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bluesheart

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20150514

bladder investigations - your guide

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there are various types of bladder investigations, here are some of the types available.

Cystoscopy or Bladder Scope Test

Cystoscopy more simply, a bladder scope, is a test to measure the health of the urethra and bladder.

The procedure involves inserting a tube into the urethra through the opening at the end of the penis. It allows the doctor to visually examine the complete length of the urethra and the bladder for polyps, strictures (narrowing), abnormal growths, and other problems.

The test is performed:

To diagnose and evaluate diseases of the urinary tract
To identify cancers of the bladder or urethra
To determine the cause of pain in the urinary tract

Urodynamic investigations

Urodynamic investigations are tests that assess the function of your bladder and the bladder outflow tract (urethra).
During the tests, your bladder is filled and then emptied while pressure readings are taken from the bladder and the abdomen.
The idea is to replicate your symptoms, then examine them and determine their cause.

There are three types of urodynamic investigation.
The basic technique - most commonly used.
Video urodynamics - an X-ray of the bladder and urethra is also taken.
Ambulatory urodynamics - records the bladder while you walk around.
The last two methods are reserved for more complex cases.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
A pelvic ultrasound provides pictures of the structures and organs in the lower abdomen or pelvis.
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There are three types of pelvic ultrasound:
abdominal (transabdominal)
vaginal (transvaginal, endovaginal) for women
rectal (transrectal) for men
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