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Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Bladder Outlet Obstruction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A person with this condition sometimes has urine left in the bladder after urinating. When this amount is large, or if the person cannot urinate at all, the healthcare provider can often feel the bulging bladder by touching the lower abdomen. The urine left in the bladder can be measured with an x-ray test known as ultrasound or by placing a tube, called a urinary catheter, in the bladder. Other tests that help the healthcare provider determine the severity of the condition include:

  • uroflowmetry, which measures the rate of urine flow
  • pressure flow studies, which compare the pressure in the bladder with the flow of urine during voiding

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    Bladder Outlet Obstruction: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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