Diagnosing Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

Specialists with The Center for Pelvic Health capture a thorough history and conduct testing to lead to the proper diagnosis. Patients are asked about symptoms, frequency of incontinence and the impact on daily life activities. In addition to routine blood and urine tests, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and pelvic ultrasound may be used to look at organs and structures inside the lower abdomen.

When extensive tests are required to complete the diagnosis process, the Center’s specialists use a range of diagnostic tests to determine bladder and urinary muscle function, and evaluate the structures of the pelvic organs.