Post-void Residual Measurement

Post-void residual refers to the amount of urine that remains in the bladder even after urinating, this is a common source of incontinence and bladder leakage. Post-void residual measurement is a non-invasive diagnostic test recommended for those suffering with bladder incontinence.

There are two main methods of measuring post-void residual:

  • Straight catheter – After urinating, a physician will insert a small catheter into your urethra. Remaining urine in the bladder will be drained and measured by your physician.
  • Ultrasound – After urinating, you will have an ultrasound examination. An ultrasound machine allows organs to be examined in a non-invasive manner. The ultrasound determines how much urine remains in the bladder.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.888.741.6403.

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At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.

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