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Multiple Sclerosis: Urinary Tract Tests
Bladder and urination problems are common in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). When a new problem develops, tests may be done to make sure that a condition other than MS is not causing the problem and to decide on the best treatment.
The following are tests commonly used to evaluate problems with the urinary tract:
- Urinalysis or urine culture
- Measurement of urine retained after normal urination (post-void residual)
- X-ray of entire urinary system (intravenous pyelogram, or IVP)
- Tests of bladder function and storage capacity (cystometrogram)
Some of these tests involve the insertion of a thin flexible tube (catheter) into the urethra; injection of a contrast medium, which shows up on X-rays; or injection of material that has low-level radioactivity.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology|
|Last Revised||February 15, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
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