bladder stress test

bladder stress test

A clinical test designed to simulate involuntary urine release, which occurs if a person coughs, sneezes, laughs or exercises. In the test, the patient lies prone, a catheter is inserted and one cup of clear fluid is instilled in the bladder; the patient is asked to cough both lying down and standing, and the time interval between the applied stress of coughing and fluid loss is noted.
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Urodynamics, the supine empty bladder stress test, and incontinence severity.
Prior to surgery, a full bladder stress test with the prolapse reduced may indicate that the patient is at risk for stress incontinence symptoms after her prolapsed repair.
Once her bladder is full, pull the catheter out and have her cough for a full bladder stress test.